New Author Friends Page (UPDATE!)

I think I now have everybody on who has asked. Due to there being a lot of people, I have split the page into four sections to try and highlight you all a bit more. I’ve done my best, but it was hard work. I might add more sections depending on if/how many more folk […]

New Author Page For Friends

Dear all; I have just published a new page on my site. This addition is dedicated to all my good pals in the book business. I have placed links to as many of you as I could think of off the top off my head. If you’re my pal, your books are clean, and you […]

Writer’s Resources

I subscribe to emails from The Review Review magazine, which is a wonderful resource for finding literary information. Their latest email highlights a writing magazine (Tethered By Letters) that also has a submission tracker page. What this does is highlight some reputable magazines and when they are open to submissions. This is extremely useful, so […]

How to Step out of the Dark

How to Step out of the Dark A Writer’s Guide to Creative Self-Expression As first published on Medium. Please feel free to join me there. Writing is by its nature a solitary affair. Although we may duet on a poem, seek advice on this fact or that, in essence, we sit, write and publish on […]

The Rainstorm

Like a drowned rat my mum always used to say. I couldn’t have described it better myself. Cold, wet and tired, I splashed home through slick city streets with no other wish but to get out of the rain. Any meagre shelters, shop fronts and the like, were taken and all were unwilling to share. […]

The Writing Process (Kiss and Tell)

The Writing Process (Kiss and Tell) That really is my hand and I want no unauthorised use of it. These last few weeks, I have undertaken a writing marathon. Whilst awaiting the cover and final layouts of book two of The Eternals trilogy, Hunter Hunted, I decided to crack on with unfinished storytelling business. Today, […]

African Ghosts

The drought from hell. That’s what they called it. So many people, so much hardship, and the sun never once let up. It was a westerner who had the idea when he saw children covered in flies playing in baked mud. Provide them with netting! he’d declared. That should help. He was good to his […]

Distant Friends

Authors note: Dedicated to a distant friend. A distant friend Is like a silhouette  Intangible, yet there. A constant companion When the world blazes  Too bright, Their dark stanchions Supportive, They aid in silence No payment required. And when the Fall comes, Winter after, They lie within the wan light Biding their time Waiting to […]