Remember me to one who lives there

Things have got weird but we always have stories right? And this unassuming set of tales is due to drop in a little less than 24 hours. It seems like a long time ago (it was) when we discussed these three anthologies from Grimbold Books (Lost Gods and Unexpected Heroines are also due out soon)Continue reading “Remember me to one who lives there”

Everything is banal and jejune (or what I learned about writing by growing a beard)

When my beard was short I got a lot of comments that I looked like this guy Last year I let my beard grow (mostly – it does get tidied now and then) And now I think I look like But what lots of other people think I look like I mean, obviously a lotContinue reading “Everything is banal and jejune (or what I learned about writing by growing a beard)”

The Once and Future Con

Last weekend was the Clydebank FantasyCon (not Glasgow by any stretch) which was fantastic. It took place in a pretty weird hospital hotel – which, just like the Scarborough venue, would work as a horror film/book setting. I did some programming (Special thanks to Kit Power who organised Tales of the Dark which was a brilliantContinue reading “The Once and Future Con”

100 Days to Write a Novel Day 100

In a real way I’ve failed. I have a half novel, a novella, and not a novel at all. However, I’ve learned a few things – the most important of which is that I can’t write every day (even if I wanted to) and that some targets are millstones not milestones. The Certainty of DustContinue reading “100 Days to Write a Novel Day 100”

100 Days to Write a Novel Week Thirteen

The penultimate week The MS stands at a couple of hundred words less than 35k. But the work I’ve been doing on it this week isn’t really reflected in wordcount. I’ve been doing a lot of highlighting (what’s immediate scene, what’s narrative summary is one highlighted file. The different character’s dialogue is another) and markingContinue reading “100 Days to Write a Novel Week Thirteen”