So during August and September I wrote a novel. Yeah I know, it came as a shock to me too. This haunted house tale (with a difference!) currently clocks in at 71,000 words, which is more than I've produced on a single project since I was in university and I wrote a Doctor Who book called Two's Company. Yes it was dreadful but it was 75K and it actually made some sort of sense. I was quite proud of that. Since then of course, life has gone out of its way to ensure I don't have the kind of time...More
Why World’s Collider Quit Open Casket Press
So it's all over the internet, there isn't much need to be diplomatic any more. I don't go out of my way to badmouth anyone, but in this case I think it's important that everyone who has had negative dealings with a certain publisher needs to speak out. The more of us come out of the closet on this, the less new writers will fall into the same trap. I'm talking of course about Open Casket Press, one-time publishers-to-be of World's Collider. This small press is a one-man show, run by Anthony ...More
Get your writing torn to shreds!
Don't worry, I'm not going to do this very often. If I'm honest, I don't feel like I have a ton of advice locked in my brain just waiting to spill out and inspire all the wannabe writers out there. But the more I thought about it, the more this one little nugget kept surfacing as the most important step in my writing career (such as it is). (more…)More