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!
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
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
The end of the world came quietly last week and landed in the sea. No one’d noticed a mediocre meteor, or saw what was crawling from it. Humanity was busy … Continue reading Alex makes a phone call.
It’s happened before. All of it.Nothing new under these Suns.Earth was always here. Always.As in dawn-of-time always.No Empire you’ve built is original.Nothing you’ve seen or said is unique.You are a … Continue reading SINNERS
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.”
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 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.
The following is the (split) opening scene of Ghost, my third novel in the Tabitha Trilogy. (So absolutely it’s spoilers, if you’re thinking of trying Tabitha first.)
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.
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