Hi all! I've been doing a lot of research over the last few days into the quality and type of online writing courses available in the UK (so far; other regions do exist, I know, I just haven't got to them yet). What I've discovered is pretty depressing from a speculative writing perspective: You can … Continue reading SFF-specific writing courses – you in?
There are times when having things like a strict moral code or professionalism is a hindrance. Take me, for example. I've been working for a small start up company for the last 7 months, slowly building up an audience etc etc, doing everything I can to make it a success while reminding the business owner, … Continue reading Me and my big mouth
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Scholar. Sorceress. Killer. Priest. Four people divided by their secrets and lies, bound together by horror, must unite their strengths to unpick a diabolical mystery to which they have but one incomprehensible clue – a single word: Mhurghast.
The Serpent and the Dead, my first prose novel for Marvel Comics/Aconyte Books, is now published in paperback in the US (28 September 2021). It's already available in ebook worldwide (maybe you want to buy it?) but for me there's still something a little bit magical about knowing my book exists in a physical format. … Continue reading The Legend of Asgard
Hi! I haven't quite kept up a regular blog lately, but I do actually have at least four (4) good reasons for that: BookAnother bookYet another bookDog Between roughly September 2020 and the end of May, I drafted, edited, formally edited and handed in three separate novels for three separate publishers. And we adopted a … Continue reading Is this thing on?
I don't update this blog as often as I should - I'm blaming the pandemic, that's my excuse and I'm sticking to it - but today I am delighted to be posting an interview I recently conducted with E. J. Beaton, the author of the very-soon-to-be-released The Councillor. This is E.J.'s debut novel, who is … Continue reading Interview with E. J. Beaton, author of The Councillor
A few months back I asked the book blogging community to help me promote my new book, as 2020 is, well, 2020. And, boy, did they deliver. I've done written and video interviews, podcasts, people have reviewed and hyped The Stone Knife, and generally done what they can to give my new chonk of a … Continue reading Collected interviews and articles on The Stone Knife
You think I'd be used to it by now, being three books in for HarperVoyager and multiple short stories (and longer fiction) for anthologies and Black Library. And you'd be wrong. You can't get used to editing, because every book's different - well, duh - but also because you're different as a writer each time … Continue reading New series, same editing process
Is a discussion I've been having on Discord with some very intelligent authors, and it always goes something like this: But the clothes. They're so pretty. It's just piling up of devastation after devastation until your heart explodes. But in a good way. But everything's just so gorgeous. But, my heart. I'm not okay. My heart. … Continue reading But why is The Untamed so good, though?