Adventures in Publishing – the Danger of Switching Genres

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 moreAdventures in Publishing – the Danger of Switching Genres

Designing Jezzet – What Came First, Chicken or Egg?

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 moreDesigning Jezzet – What Came First, Chicken or Egg?

Bland Protagonist Number 1 Saves the Day

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 moreBland Protagonist Number 1 Saves the Day

The Science of Swearing

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 moreThe Science of Swearing

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