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You’re brilliant, and thank you!

Whoever keeps buying all these ebooks of mine, thank you! 😁 When I first began writing the Tabitha books, I honestly didn’t know if there was a market out there … Continue reading You’re brilliant, and thank you!

Astre: A flash-fiction fantasy

Great flames raged hellish around her, pale unnatural blue. Countless toppling trees fed the firestorm. Towers crumbled into falling fragments as a vast shadow darkened the world. A pair of … Continue reading Astre: A flash-fiction fantasy

How to write a novel: some tips to get started

You write a novel in several drafts, improving on its structure each time. Like sculpting from rough ideas. Each draft carves your novel’s shape and structure in greater detail. I … Continue reading How to write a novel: some tips to get started

“Big things have small beginnings.”

Today, a friend asked me to dedicate a blog post to a “Tabitha Trilogy making-of”. So here goes. I’m sure it’ll be rambly, and there’ll be loads I miss out. … Continue reading “Big things have small beginnings.”

Alex dresses by the mirror.

A character study. * …I am more product and project than person. Something I’m immensely comfortable with, and something from which I derive great pleasure in engineering meticulously. Fine Art … Continue reading Alex dresses by the mirror.

Alex sweeps the floor.

Alex watched him from ruined office windows, a couple floors up. The guy moved fast between the car-wrecks, with a practiced precision. Pulse-pounding pace; perfect pistol posture. Ex-military maybe. Armed … Continue reading Alex sweeps the floor.

Sky Queen: a winter scene.

In fiction writing, especially action-adventure stories, it’s vital to give our protagonist a moment to catch their breath. In the excerpt below from Sky Queen, Tabitha’s second novel, she’s been … Continue reading Sky Queen: a winter scene.

Short story: Mr Volinov

In the world in a country in a city in the park old Sergei Volinov was drinking juice. Not just any juice in fact but Doctor Waltzfelder Armorgrade’s Patented Day-Glo … Continue reading Short story: Mr Volinov