Tag: #amwriting

Draft 3 – Interferences 0

It happened. I finished the Fantasy Novel draft. The End happened. (So did cake.) ‘The Novel With Dragons*’ Fantasy stands at eight-six thousand words– no it’s not done. That figure doesn’t include the ten or so thousand words in notes and fifteen thousand odd in research folders. And while we’re at it, can we not…


Convention Fever

Here’s where you’ll find me in 2019 July 13th Edge Lit 8 The Quad, Derby As well as exploring the event’s outstanding content, I’ll be hosting the Welcome event at Derby’s Edge-Lit 8. Science Fiction and Fantasy is always a welcoming genre, but turning up to an event without knowing anyone can be daunting.  This…


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…


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…


What’s in a Book Launch?

When I’m working on my own writing I find it difficult to read within my preferred genre. For me one of the biggest advantages of SFF is, while there’s a good dose of imagination and future thought in it, the genre still has a healthy dose of day to day life. People still have relationships,…