Tag Archives: Fantasy

First Review of The Turning Stone


YA Fantasy: Latest news on The Turning Stone: Arshaana’s Calling

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Angel in my Heart – update


This is an update on my current writing projects. I am ready to pull the trigger on final edits to Angel in my Heart. This is the third of three upcoming titles which I will publish from June 2019 onwards. … Continue reading

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Burnley, Championship Champions


09/05/2016 It’s Decision Time ‘cos the Burnley Promotion Party (including the aftermath of the FA fiasco but let’s not get ahead of ourselves) is ready to roll. I live in Helmshore but work in Littleborough. It’s Monday afternoon and I’m waiting … Continue reading

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Making sense of your writing


Starting out You can never be sure that your writing is up to the mark. Early on I experimented with plot structure — you know the sort of thing, parallel threads, multiple points of view, written on different levels… all in … Continue reading

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Some Thoughts on Writing Groups


Why be in a Writing Group? The answer differs from person to person; some like the general social aspect, others want to immerse themselves in bookish conversations. I fall into the latter type – I go to get feedback so … Continue reading

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Feedback for my SF & Fantasy Sketches


(updated 07/03/15) For a number of years, I have been concerned at the predictability of writing in SF and Fantasy. Typically, after the first few pages you feel you already know how the story will develop and end. This issue … Continue reading

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Isn’t quite what we’re looking for


Your story isn’t quite what we’re looking for right now. Seen that before? Perhaps, if you’re a writer trying to sell your stuff. It’s an ever present reminder that the editor / publisher takes a gamble each time a new … Continue reading

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The Roots of Originality


There is a burgeoning industry of formulaic fiction. Some is easy to pick out; fiction I wrote because I’m a fan and fiction pretty much like another book but just different enough come to mind. With experience you see it … Continue reading

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