Category: Writing

Distaff A Science Fiction Anthology by Female Writers – The Cover.

Distaff is an all female science fiction anthology. By all, we mean everything from concept to cover, the stories within are both written by and edited by women. It’s been an amazing project. Not only do I have a story in the science fiction anthology due out in August, but I also designed the cover….


East Riding Science Fiction and Fantasy Writing Day School

With November’s HumberSFF now a happy memory, there’s lots on the horizon to make sure that 2019 will be a busy one. While not all of it involves writing, it’s still going to be a fun year for me. To start, I’m delivering a Writing Day School at the East Riding Theatre, Beverley. As Beverley’s…


Writing Retreat? Arvon? “It’s Not For Me.”

When it comes to Writing Retreats, Arvon is up there on a pedestal for those wanting to master their craft. If you’re reading this, you probably already know that. It’s hugely expensive. You probably know that too. There are grants, not as many know that. I first found out about their isolated houses thanks to…


Stories and Launches: The Blacksmith’s Arms

In October last year I attended a Sheffield Off The Shelf writing event organised by Sheffield’s Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers Group. I booked it to shake off the blues and in hope that it would help me refocus. What I didn’t realise was the journey it was going to take me on. The Sheffield…


Reasons to go to a Writing Group

After working for months on something that won’t see light any time soon, I had the chance to consider what I was going to do; how and if I wanted to move forward.  Aside from the “Stuff it all” knee jerk responses – a regular occurrence no matter what the rejection. One of these was…