The One Trope I Love To Hate

  Back in October, last year, I wrote a post about the use of tropes in fiction, and how they don’t have to be a negative. Despite having made the case that any trope can be used successfully with strong writing and characterisation, there is still one trope that I really dislike regardless. The use... Continue Reading →

Bleeding Into My Protagonists

To varying degrees, many authors, particularly those who are genuinely passionate about their craft, invariably put a lot of themselves into their writing, whether it be in terms of their personality informing their characterisation, or their life experiences influencing their plots. I’ve never been one of these writers. In fact, I have always consciously gone... Continue Reading →

A Pessimist Is Never Disappointed

  So, yesterday was launch day for my latest book, The Apprentice In The Master’s Shadow. It pretty much went as I anticipated, meaning I don’t have a bestseller on my hands, nor am I likely to have one at any point in the next couple of years. I’ve not yet bothered to check how... Continue Reading →

Planning For The Future

  So today is the final day of the pre-release showcase for my upcoming second fantasy novel, The Apprentice In The Master’s Shadow, which is released next Monday. While I am excited by the prospect of my readers finally getting their hands on the book, my thoughts have already turned to what the future holds... Continue Reading →

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