Events and sundry

In the forthcoming days I will be appearing at a couple of events wearing (metaphorically) my author hat: StokerCon 2021 – I’ll be doing an author reading (available on demand throughout the Con) and two panels: May 21 4:00PM–4:50PM · Breakout Sessions Tone and Setting: How to Create Suspense in Your Writing Panelists discuss how to useContinue reading “Events and sundry”

Guest post by Stark Holborn and review of Ten Low

Stark Holborn is a novelist, games writer, film reviewer, and the author of Nunslinger, Triggernometry and the forthcoming Ten Low. My review of Ten Low follows Stark’s post. I got to ask her about her writing by asking: What did you learn about writing while writing this book? I studied literature at university, and critical reading formed a largeContinue reading “Guest post by Stark Holborn and review of Ten Low”

Writing About Writing About Writing Review 22

Part 22 of an intermittent series where I read or re-read the writing books on my shelf to see if they’re worth keeping. See previous part here I’ve moved on to Nuts & Bolts of Scriptwriting. First up was the venerable Art of Dramatic Writing by Lajos Egri. I’m not sure about this book. ItContinue reading “Writing About Writing About Writing Review 22”

Interview with Alistair from Books on the Hill

Books on the Hill are running a Kickstarter to launch a series of books for Dyslexic adults. I spoke to Alistair who runs the shop and asked him all about it. Tell us a bit about Books on the Hill and the Kickstarter We are an independent bookshop that is dyslexic friendly, based on aContinue reading “Interview with Alistair from Books on the Hill”

Writing about writing about writing: The index

I’ve been doing this review process for almost a year. The first post was back in June 2020. In that time I’ve reviewed just less than 100 books and mentioned a further 30 on the shelves. A friendly reader asked me to include an index so here we go: Book Rating Type WAWAW Elements ofContinue reading “Writing about writing about writing: The index”

Writing About Writing About Writing Review 21

Part 21 of an intermittent series where I read or re-read the writing books on my shelf to see if they’re worth keeping. See previous part here As per the last of these I’ve been reading “How to Write comics” books. First up was the sequel to Drawing Words & Writing Pictures which was inContinue reading “Writing About Writing About Writing Review 21”

3 Reviews

These are three seemingly very different books but all sent to me because I link them together through location Advanced Triggernometry by the incomparable Stark Holborn Million-Story City by Marcus Preece (does contain a Western novella so some link/comparison can be made) Manson’s Bristol Miscellany is set in Bristol, home to Stark and the publisherContinue reading “3 Reviews”

Guest Post by Dan Coxon – The Sickness and the Cure: Mental Health in Horror

Horror has always been a genre that rests heavily on its tropes, from the suspicious stranger to the abandoned cabin in the woods. Unfortunately, it has also at times relied on a toxic trope that can damage more than it entertains: that of the mentally ill psychopath. I’m currently crowdfunding the anthology Out of theContinue reading “Guest Post by Dan Coxon – The Sickness and the Cure: Mental Health in Horror”