Once upon a time I wrote a little fantasy trilogy called The Ties that Bind (TTtB). This story I penned did quite well. It sold a lot of copies, it got a lot of attention, and for a while it even hung around in the top spot with the big boys (there was a point … Read more Adventures in Publishing – the Danger of Switching Genres
Having hacked my way through giant spiders and tiny velociraptors, my journey through the pitch black cave is finally at an end. I step out of the mouth and the light, though dim, blinds me for a moment and in that moment I feel the earth shake and a roar rips through the air deafening … Read more Dragon Age (without an) Inquisition
Just over a month after release and I have done it! I have beaten Destiny. I have reached the level cap. I have completed every strike and mission. I have ignored a terrible PvP experience. I have completed The Vault of Glass. I have become legend. I have… run out of things to do. I’m … Read more Review Blog – Destiny
A few folk have asked me whether I designed the characters to fit the story or the story to fit the characters; in the case of The Heresy Within (THW) it was very much the latter. The world of The Ties that Bind was forming nicely and I had already written a full novel set in … Read more Designing Jezzet – What Came First, Chicken or Egg?
I am now a good few months into my viking training and I have the scars to prove it. I honestly don’t remember the last time I wasn’t covered in a yellow/brown motley. The strangest thing is that I actually like my wounds, I truly feel as though I earn my bruises and I will … Read more Fighting Like a Viking 2 – Stabbed in the Stones
So I recently had a discussion argument with a friend of mine over the impact of storytelling in computer games of today. Gone are the days when a game was little more than bouncing a square ball between two paddles and gone are the days when a few lines of text could effectively sum up a … Read more Bland Protagonist Number 1 Saves the Day
Yesterday was an interesting day for me. I was stabbed in the chest multiple times, cut open from navel to neck, dismembered, and impaled upon a spear all in the space of two hours… and it hurt… a lot. What does this really mean? Well in an effort to improve certain aspects of my writing, … Read more Fighting Like a Viking
New blog. First post. Thought I’d go with something that’s near and dear to my heart, swearing. I’m a big fan of swearing both in real life and in my books. Nary a chapter goes by in the whole The Ties that Bind trilogy where one character, or often many, let loose with a torrent … Read more The Science of Swearing