My latest story, ‘The Last Citadel of the Innocent’, is published this week in the second Endless Worlds compilation, along with stories by seven other authors. Just before finalising the text, the publisher got hold of all the authors and asked them to supply a promotional logline. What’s that? It’s the single sentence that sums … More Can you invent a logline for my latest story?
My dark faerie story ‘The Last Citadel of the Innocent’ is published today in the second Endless Worlds compilation. I wrote it as a quite deliberate riff on the Volsung sagas and Nordic mythology. Well, given that it’s a novella, it’s not so much a riff as one of those 10-minute Yngwie Malmsteen guitar solos … More Dark faerie and the influence of the Volsung
My new novella, ‘The Last Citadel of the Innocent’, is being unleashed on 8 July in the second Endless Worlds compilation – eight stories by established and new authors of dark faerie, fantasy and wonder. Click on the cover to pre-order. What’s more, the publishers – Brisbane-based Endless Worlds Publications – are offering a free … More Don’t forget to pre-order ‘Endless Worlds Volume 2’
While trying to rescue his parents from the clutches of city Enforcers, a young soldier finds himself trapped in a war of ancient powers – and has to find the strength in himself to make a terrible choice. My new novella, ‘The Last Citadel of the Innocent’, is being published on 8 July in the … More Endless Worlds – Volume 2 – now on preorder
Last year my novella ‘Missionary’ was published as part of Endless Worlds Volume I, an anthology by a new Brisbane-based publisher. As you can imagine, where there’s a Volume 1 there is bound to be a Volume 2 – and here it is. The theme of this volume is dark faerie tales – with all … More And now: Endless Worlds – Volume 2
Today I’m posting a short flash fiction response to Herman Kok’s Song Title Challenge ‘Storm the Sorrow’, by Epica – a Dutch band whose genre has been described as symphonic metal. Also progressive metal, gothic metal, death metal, thrash metal and…uh…folk metal. Herman’s challenge is to not listen to the song and write something creative that has nothing … More Storming the sorrow
I’ve been posting for a while now about ways of getting started on National Novel Writing Month – or of writing any novel, quickly. Knocking out a novel in a month is something to challenge even professional writers except maybe Barbara Cartland. As I explained a couple of weeks back, the way to start is by … More Top tips for fast novel plotting