I’ve written before about my writing routine (10 years ago, Jesus!), which hasn’t change that much to be fair. I wanted to highlight how I use certain albums or playlists as a soundtrack and listen to it EVERYTIME I’m writing and contributing to that particular piece of work, so much that it becomes ingrained and
If you’re a writer, why did you start writing? Was it always an innate need? Were you inspired by the brilliance of others? Was one creative pursuit given up to try out writing? Or did you read a book and thought, ‘How the fuck in God’s name did anyone publish that bullshit?‘ I think I’m
When I made the move from writing novels to screenplays I knew nothing about writing screenplays. I don’t know much more than that now, but I know of a few places to go that can help you out. One of the very first things I did was to enrol on this FREE online course ‘An
In between drafts of ‘The Message’, with nothing else to write, I decided to redesign my website as it’s about 10 years old and looks it. I stuck with WordPress but decided against designing one from the ground up and go with a theme. After a lot of research I went with ‘Deppo‘ from ‘Theme
Recently, The British Fantasy Society very kindly reviewed ‘Broken Branches’. Ben Ellis has written a dystopian story about a society that values breeding and DNA above all else. Worryingly, this could be true in some form in the future. He has taken a very touchy subject and written a thought-provoking story. What I liked about
After missing every long-list of every sci-fi novel competition I entered ‘Broken Branches’ in to, it was a pleasant surprise to get a positive review from Ant at SFBook.com. Broken Branches is an imaginative, interesting story that raises some genuine concerns about the future of this country. A timely, entertaining book that I sincererly hope remains
I haven’t written a blog post in ages because there’s not been too much to blog about in my writing life, so how about I come back out of hibernation with this, my first ever video review by Becky. Nervous doesn’t begin to explain the anticipation of hitting play on this! Many thanks to Becky
I blogged about this back in December 2014 after launching my debut novel, In A Right State, – Self-Publishing: 10 ways to get book reviews – so read that post first for 10 basic ideas, but here’s 5 new ones I’ve discovered after trying to get my second novel, Broken Branches, out there to potential reviewers.