C.T. Phipps Guest Blog – To Kill your Darlings

This is a first for my blog. I have C.T. Phipps (author of Cthulhu Armageddon and a bunch of other novels) over to talk about murder. To Kill your Darlings   By. C.T. Phipps   You need to kill your characters. This is something which I discovered while writing Cthulhu Armageddon and has come with … Read moreC.T. Phipps Guest Blog – To Kill your Darlings

Writerly Problems: One WIP is Never Enough

Now I like to think I work fairly quickly. I’ve written roughly 2 and a half books this year, 2 of which are on their way soon, and 1 which may never see the light of day if I can’t figure out what to do with it. I’m not a patch on the likes of … Read moreWriterly Problems: One WIP is Never Enough


Someone recently asked me where my stories come from. I immediately replied with “from my misspent childhood.”. No one laughed. I quickly thought about coming up with a real answer and didn’t think simply saying “my imagination” would cut it. I thought about all the things that have inspired me and affected the direction my … Read moreInspiration

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?

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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