I took a day off work to learn about writing great political drama by watching Darkest Hour. Here’s my verdict.
Did Baron Von Trap really fall in love with Maria of his own free will or did those pesky nuns have something to do with it? Find out in this comic short story.
Every writer has a different goal. For some it may be critical acclaim – prizes, reviews in the Guardian or the Times Literary Supplement, a tweet by Margaret Atwood praising your book (although I wouldn’t say no to that). For others, it’s internal – writing the stories they love and getting pleasure from it. Writing […]
Exile has now been out for over a week and I’ve been having fun watching which books it’s had time next to in the Amazon charts. I even woke up last Sunday to find it next to Stephen King, which was a nice surprise: It’s prompted me to come up with a list of post-apocalyptic books that I […]
The village in ‘Exile’ is a real place, and I’ve been there. Have you?
Catastrophic floods have devastated England and left Meg’s home underwater. She persuades her son Martin to escape by boat. But after he’s gone, she hears voices downstairs. Looters are looking for money – and her gun. Will Meg survive?
The cover for the paperback version of Exile is complete!
An excerpt from ‘Exile’
If you’re reading this, then I can breathe a sigh of relief. Because I was wrong. What was I wrong about, you may ask? Well, to cut a long story short, Thursday 14 December 2017 is the day that Hurricane Victoria was due to hit. Hurricane Victoria is the storm that ushers in the catastrophic flooding […]
A couple of weeks ago I went to Sledge Lit, a writer’s festival in Derby. In one of the workshops, we were challenged to write a piece of flash fiction told from the point of view of one of the characters in a bank robbery. I got the robber (yay!).
Here’s the story that resulted.