Tag: Writing

Demons

Writers are used to rejection. (Here’s a collection of woe-is-me turned wow stories. There’s  this, or even this one are all relevant to the great wheel of rejection) Where ever a writer might be on the career scale, best seller or new to the market there is still rejection. It comes with the job. The…


Do Your Research: A Guide to Avoiding Trouble.

I’m working with some amazingly dedicated small presses across on SFFWorld, and they are dedicated to getting the job right. Small but Mighty, a feature due to go live later this week, was set up to highlight that fact, and to give these hard working people a place to shout about the result of their…


Story Teller

Back in the 80’s Marshall Cavendish published a collection of stories. No biggy right? Wrong. These stories were released once a fortnight with a cassette tape for you to listen and read-a-long with. Hidden within the magazine’s pages were tales from Oscar Wilde, poems from J. R. R. Tolkien and classics like Hansel and Gretel,…


Strong Female Characters (or, why no one likes Sansa Stark).

I come from a town where the woman of the house didn’t take well to back chat, but gossip was expected – how else do you learn about what transpired the night before? A housewife was left to deal with the day to day while men were away at sea – after he had spent…


Learning Curves

I’ve heard a lot of authors say that you never stop learning. 2014 turned out to be one heck of a hill for me. On the outside, nothing has happened. Yet, those who write (whatever you write) know that that’s possibly the best type of happening. I put this growth down to tea lack of…