April 1, 2020

I have the most wonderful news. My schedule’s looking emptier than it did a few months back, you see. All my plans have been cancelled and my work hours are being cut. I haven’t seen my loved ones in over two weeks and that’s not likely to change soon. I’m positively t...

January 3, 2020

‘I suppose it started with a cow.’ ‘I thought – and correct me if I’m wrong, only, believe me, I’m not – I thought it started with a werewolf.’ ‘Then why did you ask me in the first place?’ ‘Politeness.’

September 17, 2019

Leave your front door open.

Open door, open mind. A gesture of trust. Suspension of disbelief. Willingness to accept new ideas, and abandon old ones. The OA is a story about storytelling. The power of it, the need for it, the consequences. When we buy a book, see a movi...

June 25, 2019

You might've noticed I've been tweeting about my upcoming project a fair bit lately. I'm pleased to share a sample of the book right here!

101MFP is a tongue-in-cheek guide to writing and productivity, crammed with tips, techniques and some of the most challenging writ...

May 23, 2019

BLURB: Every Winter, the human population hibernates. During those bitterly cold four months, the nation is a snow-draped landscape of desolate loneliness, and devoid of human activity.Well, not quite. Your name is Charlie Worthing and it's your first season with the W...

May 10, 2019

This blog has been more neglected than the bag of withered carrots lost at the bottom of my vegetable drawer. But as they say, blog announcements are like buses. None for ages, then three come along at once. I don't like to pad this blog with meaningless filler. Lucky...

May 6, 2019

Showing up at your desk is half the battle. But it’s not enough on its own. You have to keep going – no matter how pointless, tedious, or painful it feels.

March 3, 2019

Editing is hard work for every writer. Being able to objectively critique something that has come out of your own head is a skill you have to develop over time. You need the honesty to admit when a line isn’t working, and the confidence to know when you've truly improv...

January 13, 2019

Happy new year everyone! I hope you had a fantastic holiday period and haven't broken your resolutions just yet. (Yes, you over there with that half-eaten packet of cookies - I can see you. And I won't tell, if you share.)

As for me, I haven't made any resolutions, but...

December 4, 2018

Draft 5 of Bovine Intervention: A Lawnmowers, Inc. Sequel is done. There's one sentence I never thought I'd write. The editing process has taken me way longer than expected; I was originally planning to release the book in the summer and I haven't even sent it off to m...

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