Hot writing news – ‘Endless Worlds 2’ is out in audio-book!

My novella, ‘The Last Citadel of the Innocent’, part of the second Endless Worlds compilation – has been released as an audio book. It means you can get that story – and the seven others in the anthology – on Kindle, in print, and for your listening pleasure. I’m absolutely stoked by this – multimedia … More Hot writing news – ‘Endless Worlds 2’ is out in audio-book!

Endless Worlds – Volume 2 – now out in paperback!

The second Endless Worlds compilation was released a few weeks back on Kindle – and this week it’s out in paperback. In it you’ll find my new novella, ‘The Last Citadel of the Innocent’ along with seven other stories of dark faerie by seven sci-fi and fantasy writers. Go on – you know you want … More Endless Worlds – Volume 2 – now out in paperback!

Can you invent a logline for my latest story?

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?

Don’t forget to pre-order ‘Endless Worlds Volume 2’

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’

Storming the sorrow

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

Write it now, part 29: the fictions of history

I posted last week on the need for accurate research in both fiction and non-fiction writing. That’s particularly true for any historical novel where the research has to be not just accurate, but also the right sort of research. A detail that isn’t authentic blows the suspension of disbelief, and the details needed for fiction – … More Write it now, part 29: the fictions of history