Category Archives: Writing

Writing: How to handle rejection

It comes to us all in the end. I don’t think I’ve met anybody in the writing world who hasn’t had their work rejected at some point. When I was submitting work as a teenager, I had to endure lectures … Continue reading

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My copy of Metastasis has arrived! Huzzah!

A bit of unalloyed excitement over here. When I checked my post this morning, I found a parcel awaiting me from Amazon. This is my copy of Metastasis, the anthology I’ve been bleating on about on Twitter since about the … Continue reading

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WFC2013: I did it.

I am home at last, and I did it. For the first time in five days I have proper internet access (Brighton appears to be a black hole of internetlessness characteristic of 1993). I should have blogged the whole time, … Continue reading

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Metastasis is published and you can help fight cancer by buying it

It feels like it’s taken a long time, but Metastasis is published and you can get hold of it now. My links are to the Amazon sites around the world (depending on country) and so it may take a little … Continue reading

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Metastasis is out on 15th October

An officially official press release reads: Walk with us as we explore the world of cancer as seen through a speculative fiction lens. Hold our hands while we venture into the world of what-ifs. Take a journey at our side … Continue reading

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New favourite thing: Welcome to Night Vale

I owe Steph for this discovery. If David Lynch, Garrison Keillor and the crew of SCP got together and decided to make small-town America public radio, it would sound a lot like Welcome to Night Vale. It starts with the … Continue reading

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Submission: The Job

The other day I had a nightmare. I woke up shaking and feeling a little disoriented. I had two thoughts: 1. Wow, that was really quite horrible; and 2. It would make a great short story. It took a while … Continue reading

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Five Empires: Wasps is now available (and Escape is free)

Here it is, the second part of this adventure into the Five Empires world. Ayla’s last test subject has narrowly escaped death and is out in the world, looking for adventure—and things to kill. Meanwhile, what’s going on with Lorasz? … Continue reading

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Inspiration Stuff: Exploring Kowloon Walled City

At the end of September, I’m releasing the second part of my urban fantasy serial, Five Empires. It’s a chance to create something new and interesting, and a way of playing with all the things that have been buzzing around … Continue reading

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Crazy idea: What happens to The Last Assassin next

I’ve managed to tear myself away from the Dungeons and Dragons character builder long enough to have a think about what I’d like to do with The Last Assassin next. As part of an experiment, I’ve added it to KDP … Continue reading

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