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
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.
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.
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Writing stories requires us to build worlds. It’s a conjuring spell; a kind of alchemy. For the spell to work, we have to make this other world feel real. Play … Continue reading Clutter: the power of tiny things in worldbuilding and fiction writing
The most important thing I ever learned about writing came from a Tokyo sushi master. In the documentary Jiro Dreams of Sushi, we follow the singular passion of Jiro Ono, … Continue reading The most important thing I ever learned about writing
The words “but what if?” are among your best tools as a writer. They’re the magic chalk that draws strange new doors on your story’s walls and ceilings. An instant … Continue reading “But what if?…”