I had a minor surgical thing done today. It was really minor too. But I’ve got a phobia about being poked, prodded, touched or examined by doctors. (I was once given a general anaesthetic for an operation and decided halfway through it being given that...

I'm guessing it's only shown in the UK and is used to advertise the services of a breakdown company - the AA.   [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vNVO-0aE7tw[/embed] The advert seems really nice. A gorgeous little kid singing along to a well-known thumping good song by Tina Turner. Dad (it might not...

Over the next few weeks, I will be going through each of my books in order of release, and talking about how they came to be. The Undead Day Three Day Three and writing was still as new to me as the apocalypse was to the world...

Over the next few weeks, I will be going through each of my books in order of release, and talking about how they came to be. Day One was covered here   The Undead Day Two   The Undead Day One was out…I Was A Writer! Yeah baby. Grow a...

Over the next few weeks, I will be going through each of my books in order of release, and talking about how they came to be. The Undead Day One   In early 2012 I read a book called Three Feet of Sky by Stephen Ayres. It’s a...

The 500-word Write-A-Chapter writing competition was held again very recently. The first chapter in any book is the most important. You have such little time and space to grab the reader and make them want to keep reading. The hook has to be there. The thing...

I stumbled across Yahtzee Croshaw a wee while back when I was working through a sub-genre called LitRPG (about real people being immersed in online games) and found a book called Mogworld. It was basic but unique enough to make me remember him, so I tried...

  Ah now. There I was having a bit of a shitty week. It’s just after Christmas and everyone I know is either very grumpy or very angry or a worrying combination of both. It hasn't stopped raining for days either and my dogs are tracking mud...

So recently, Ian Sainsbury and I were chatting about the new projects we were both working on. Mine being a new time travel story, and Ian’s being this one, Children of the Deterrent. Writers are funny creatures and we don’t really like to give out much...