Reblogged: Stuck? Borrow Techniques from Popular Authors

I saw this article today and thought it offered some really good tips that you should find useful when writing. Take a look. Reblogged from Procrastinating Writers Blog This is a guest post from Rochelle Melander of WriteNowCoach It happens to nearly every NaNoWriMo participant. After a string of days when we amass an embarrassingly…

Coming Your Way in May

Firstly, apologies are in order for the distinct lack of posts for the last few days. Working hard, writing… you know, all that stuff. Secondly, and most excitingly, I can present to you the articles and features that will be coming your way in May! Part Two of Here Be Dragons – Mapping Your Fantasy…

Video Games, Violence & Addiction

Today I’m going to blog about something non-writing related in a sense and something that’s very topical at the moment. I was reading about the ongoing trial of Anders Breivik and the revelation that he took a year off work and played World of Warcraft and Call of Duty 16 hours a day in isolation.…

Making Connections: Memories & Emotions

Today, on the way into work, I got thinking about how I memorize the route and can drive it without so much as thinking about it. I thought about what would happen if one day I lost my knowledge of the route—how would I get to work? Well, I then deduced that whenever I remember…

“My Stories” Page Updated

I have just updated the My Stories page (formerly ‘My Writing’) so that all my writing is now hosted on the blog and not on Goodreads, making it easier to read my work. Every time I write something new either for online contests or my own enjoyment, it will get added to the page and…

Review: Throne of the Crescent Moon

My Score: 4/5 When I started off reading Throne of the Crescent Moon, I assumed it was going to be part of an ongoing trilogy (though I understand more standalone books are planned). It was a thin novel for the genre but this was one thing that told me this book was going to be…

“The Fall” Free eBook Promotion

Just thought I would let everyone know that my eBook “The Fall”, a collection of fantasy shorts, will be completely FREE for the next 5 days. The offer starts tomorrow (Wednesday 4th April) so get yourself over to Amazon and take a look! Links are below: Amazon US: The Fall Amazon UK: The Fall There…

Antique/Fantasy Map Tutorial – Coming Soon!

Keep an eye out over the next week or two for my upcoming series of articles which will feature a step-by-step guide on making a really nice fantasy map in GIMP. Part one will tackle getting your ‘antique paper’ background in place and generating a realistic-looking fractal for your landmasses and oceans. I’ll also throw…