No, I don’t mean we ought to kill people or small animals. It is a saying in writing circles. You kill your darlings… The parts of the book that you work so hard to get perfect and instead you have to cut them to make the story flow. In Here Be Dragons I had a… Continue reading Killing your darlings
It is strange meeting people you haven’t seen in years. On the honeymoon I had the opportunity to meet up with some mates I hadn’t seen in about twenty years. How much do you change in 20 years? The answer is loads and not that much at all. It was weird. They said I was… Continue reading The Meeting
I went for the Big Pitch... And got an award. #shocked #swanseauniversity #bigpitch #business #amwriting
So, a while back I entered the New Welsh Writers Competition with a story I thought was a long shot. It was set in the past and I was submitting it for a dystopian award. But it really is a dystopian story, and horrifically true. In 1800 a sailor, James Norris, was placed in Bethlem… Continue reading Oh errrr… I been Longlisted
Trick or treat, what come with the sweet will sometimes leave a sour aftertaste. #amwriting #shortstory #memoir
Love and Hate is a #shortstory with perhaps a bit of #truth behind it. #bullying #life #amwriting
Yes, I have started a new book. It's called A Terrible Beauty and is something a little different. No magic, no zombies, no shap-shifters... Nothing extra ordinary. Although I should mention that it is a horror so there may be some stabbing and a little gore. It's strange to be writing something that doesn't have… Continue reading It’s a Terrible Beauty
Yes, the book has hit the shelves as a paperback and as a kindle. I've enrolled it into Kindle Unlimited but it may take a while to come through... Not to worry though, just give it a minute. The Blurb: Jimmy, Paul, Megan, Lucy and Dean have rescued some of the parents but they have… Continue reading Here Be Wolves is PUBLISHED!!!