A Stunning Return!

Okay, so that was a long time away. It was completely unintentional, but I’ve been so busy with other kinds of writing that I’ve barely had a moment to even consider writing a blog post. Still, I promised myself I was going to do one a week (good start…) so it’s time to start catching … More A Stunning Return!

An Encounter

My walk to work is dull. I walk along a main road surrounded by 70’s architecture with all the character of a muddy puddle. The only interesting building, a gothic church, has been surrounded by scaffolding for the last two years (half the roof’s missing, but never mind) and in that time I’ve never seen … More An Encounter


   Christmas is almost upon us. The tree is up, the lights are bright and the jingle jangle of Christmas music is doing everyone’s head in. Don’t misunderstand, I love Christmas, I just don’t think we need to listen to themed music FOR AN ENTIRE MONTH, but hey, celebrate in your own way. Personally I … More Reflections

Radio Silence

When I first started this blog, I had the honest intention of updating it at least once a week. Those of you with a firm grasp of time (or somebody who dabbles in maths) will probably have realised that’s an intention I’ve failed to act on. I’ve been writing, I swear. Oh, how I’ve been … More Radio Silence

Another World

   Arguably the most popular fantasy series around at the moment is George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire or, for fans of the TV show, Game of Thrones. I can see the appeal. The series is taut and complex; Martin should be commended for juggling so many different characters and plot points. That … More Another World

Burn Out

I do this every few months or so, but I never learn. In the juggling act of writing, working at a ‘real job’ and trying to have some semblance of a social life, I forget to look after myself. The result is, invariably, some kind of virus that stifles my productivity for a few days … More Burn Out


   As a writer I do many things I’m sure people would consider strange. Staying up until 2am working out the motivations of fictional characters (often performing monologues in character) isn’t exactly regular behaviour – in fact, it’s downright suspicious. If I’m not in a government watch list at the behest of my neighbours, it’ll … More Editing