New World Short Story: Carousel

Is the past worth dying for?

Ember Harris lives in a world ruled by science in which humanity has lost touch with the ideals of the world we know. Continue reading “New World Short Story: Carousel”

5 Strategies to Keep You Writing When Nobody Wants to Read Your Sh*t!

There is a particularly cutting reality that you should make peace with from the start if you suspect that you may be a writer: nobody wants to read your sh*t!

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3 Amazing Things That Will Happen If You Write for 12 Hours Straight

During my failed attempt to write a novella in 24 hours, I pushed myself through two 12 hour stretches of marathon fiction writing last weekend.

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5 Ways You Can Share Your Writer’s Journey

To write for a living is generally thought of as a solitary activity. Mainly that’s true. Writing for me usually means being locked away inside my measly little flat for hours …sometimes days!

Also, seeing that most of the work actually goes on inside my head, I often feel that it is very difficult to actually share the amazing journey I am on: to becoming a full-time fiction writer. Continue reading “5 Ways You Can Share Your Writer’s Journey”

How To Write ‘Infected Books’ With David Moody

So, the Horror Writers Podcast had indie horror writer David Moody over for a casual chat in episode #18. Whilst I don’t agree with Moody when he says that the zombie genre is past it’s best (I am paraphrasing), I do think that the man has an interesting story to share with aspiring writers… Continue reading How To Write ‘Infected Books’ With David Moody

The Sweet Taste of Failure: 24 Hours and No Novella

And so the experiment concludes. Having written 20357 words in 24 hours, I can’t say that I am exactly sorry to find that I don’t have a novella but a robust, detailed outline for a novel on my hands.

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Writing Challenge Accepted: The 24-Hour Novella

It is with great excitement (and some butterflies in my belly) that I announce the ultimate writing challenge, which I am determined to take on over this coming weekend.

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