I really like stories that surprise me. I’ve talked about this in a few places. I like it when I don’t know what’s coming next, as a reader and as a writer, and I’ve been thinking of ways to put that element of the unpredictable across to readers for a long time now. That’s why… Continue reading Patreon and Predictability
The title of this blog post sound like three dwarves from a twisted version of Snow White. I’d read it. Or write it, come to that. But until I get around to writing that why not pop over to Haunted Omnibus (link to a review of Missives) and read the interview I gave there about… Continue reading Horrible, Haunted and Floral
Westcountry Weird (the event I did in Exeter with Catriona Ward and Nina Allan) was so much fun, probably because we talked about all the things I like to talk about, including ghosts, the seaside, war, truth, and why you shouldn’t start a book by writing about the weather. It’s a great feeling when you unexpectedly… Continue reading Nine Things (Including Nine Worlds)
Hello to a really busy August, with lots of exciting things happening. You want a list? I’ll give you a list… First up is the West Country Weird event I’m doing in Exeter on Thursday 11th August. Catriona Ward, Nina Allan and I will be discussing why the westcountry appears in our written works and… Continue reading Exeter, London, Lists
I’ve been tinkering with a new novella for the past few months, but also writing some new short stories. It’s been a while since I went on a story-writing rampage so I’m feeling a bit rusty. Therefore it’s good to have a reminder of why it’s worth persevering to get it right with the appearance… Continue reading Fantastical Events and Bird Charming
A lot of my stories have a bit of fruit or veg in them. I’m not sure why. Well, now I can add flowers to the list with my Multicoloured and Botanical Life Story over at In Shades Magazine this month. They’ve done a great job of making it look suitably colourful. The reviews for… Continue reading Multicoloured and Botanical
Only a few days now until The Arrival of Missives is out there in the world proper, and it’s very exciting to see it appearing in various places. A book tour is underway, having started yesterday at Popshot magazine with an extract from the very start of the story. Today ReaderDad has an article I wrote… Continue reading Touring Missives. And melons.