Ensuring that you stay creative, and don’t lose hope

In a previous post I tackled the dreaded topic of ‘Writer’s Block’ and how to beat it, assuming that you belong to the camp of pen wielders who believes that it’s a real phenomenon. I say this because you do get those sorts of people who don’t believe in it, and instead feel it’s allContinue reading “Ensuring that you stay creative, and don’t lose hope”

My New Book Is ‘Death’s Edict’

In seventeen years of writing I can safely say that it has never happened to me before that I became so consumed by a story that I put my current one on hold. In August last year I discussed my horror novel in the works ‘The Wraith in the Woods’, and while that story isContinue reading “My New Book Is ‘Death’s Edict’”

How to beat ‘Writer’s Block’

I don’t particularly like to use the phrase ‘writer’s block’ as I don’t place a high degree of importance on it as a concept. Nevertheless it’s a relatable term that everybody is familiar with to some extent, so that helps I suppose. The reason this topic has come up for me is due to theContinue reading “How to beat ‘Writer’s Block’”

Watch ‘The Wanderer’, my three-part narrated story on IGTV

I’ve always had a fascination with storytelling and the many ways in which you can do it. Particularly with the marriage of audio books, in bringing together voice acting and music to create a compelling story that offers a different experience to a traditional written piece. The dilemma is that I’ve been practicing voices andContinue reading “Watch ‘The Wanderer’, my three-part narrated story on IGTV”

My Novel ‘Black Glass’ Will Be Available On 02 March 2021

The title pretty much sums it up, doesn’t it? Be that as it may, Black Glass is a novel that I originally began conceptualising as far back as <cringe> May 2015, which is just under six very long years ago. In fact it was so long ago that I was actually still a student atContinue reading “My Novel ‘Black Glass’ Will Be Available On 02 March 2021”

Short Story: Blade of Malachite

The knight ascended the ruined hill, as grey clouds swirled above a sky split asunder, and lightning wreaked havoc in flashes of perfect chaos. Though the thunder made its fiercest effort to shake the earth, a message sent by the Gods to dissuade him, the knight pushed on relentlessly. The sound of his march matchedContinue reading “Short Story: Blade of Malachite”

Insecurity about your Writing

It’s easy to be a victim to crippling insecurity about your writing, and there are many reasons as to why you would hide your work away and refuse to share it with other talents. The most common reasons that I have encountered are: Fear, often disguised as being lost in the creative process Self-doubt overContinue reading “Insecurity about your Writing”

Common Writing Errors

There may still be many purists who disagree with me on this, but personally I feel that grammar has become less rigid in the world of free-form writing, expression and style. I am not overly concerned with whether a comma was inserted into the right place, or whether or not you committed a cardinal sinContinue reading “Common Writing Errors”

Join a Writing Circle

If you’re someone who is serious about your writing and it’s more than just a hobby to you, you’ll probably be hungry for feedback and thirsty for inspiration. After all the most important return as a writer is the response of readers. I am not implying that you necessarily have to be pursuing professional publication,Continue reading “Join a Writing Circle”