Got another excerpt for you guys. I quite like this little snippet, as it highlights a really important aspect of Venala – the ‘potential’ of the monsters that dwell within the virtual world. Continue reading
Howdy, and welcome to the latest in a line of How to: posts on my blog. Today, I want to cover ‘Humour’ in writing. It’s a difficult topic to discuss, mainly (as ever) due to the subjectivity placed upon it. Some people love their books filled with humour, and others prefer a more serious, gritty tone.
Of course, you all know (or should by now, if you actually read this blog) that fantasy writing is often about balance. Striking equal between all of the different elements your story needs to become a living, breathing tale.
So, after an unusually long absence (six days – I got a real day job. Sucks so much.) I have prepared the next excerpt of my upcoming novel for you to devour. Unfortunately, due to my craving for unnecessary dramatic effect, it’s pretty short. Check it out below: Continue reading
So, today, I want to share with you all a snippet from my upcoming debut. As I’m sure many of you are aware (if site traffic is any indication to go by), my first novel ‘Road to Power’ is inspired by virtual reality. I’m working on it day and night, and my eyes often bleed due to a mix of sleep deprivation and terrible writing. However! Do not fear; I’m working hard to catch all those terrible bits and remove them before I release the whole piece to the wider world! Continue reading
In writing, Murder your darlings – William Faulkner
So, today I wanted to discuss the most pained procedure to have ever existed for any writer – editing. Continue reading
So, diverting a little from writing the novel and moving on to the all-important aspect of preparing the novel for release – criticism & feedback.
These are crucial. Never, ever believe that your work is perfect and ready for reading before someone else has read it. Continue reading
I’m a writer. That’s pretty obvious. I’m fairly certain that many of you are too, and many more besides.
Let me tell you Continue reading