Clive Barker and a story for Bonfire Night

The Forbidden - Clive Barker It seems to me there are a million and one short stories in the horror/ fantasy genre written around Halloween. I've written a few myself - including a couple for my young nephews just last week...(but that's a whole other story about 'acting like an adult' and 'why did you... Continue Reading →

The Write Stuff: Notes from an Evening

On Wednesday night I did a two-hour session at Temperance, in Leamington Spa on publishing and writing. The session looked at the state of publishing today, different types of publishing opportunities, costs and opportunities, as well as some recommended resources, and some collected writing tips from the good and the great. While I continue to... Continue Reading →

Writing Resource 7/100: Backup

Today's resource is part advice, part 'why would I listen to anything you say when you're clearly as dumb as a box of rocks'? Backup:¬†Unbelievably obvious, right? This thought struck me as I spent a considerable part of last night and into the early hours of this morning, as well as this morning searching for... Continue Reading →

Writing Resource 5/100: An Editor

Some writers see editors as an indispensable element of their writer's toolkit, others see them as a pain in the ass disrupting their beatiful ideas and creations. Those writer's is likey to remain magnificent in there own minds and with works sitting on their c:drive and nowhere else. (That was a non-to-subtle way of pointing... Continue Reading →

Writing Resource 3/100: Photos

So, the header image above is to establish one thing right away - I am not, have never been, never will be and would never dream of claiming I am a photographer... And this post, only number 3 out of a proposed series of 100 for writers may seem a bit unfocused but it was... Continue Reading →

Writing Resource 2/100: Final Draft – from a beginner…

Now, I fully appreciate that recommending 'Final Draft', which has been around since 1990, to anyone who is remotely interested in writing screenplays is a bit like standing up at Comic Con and announcing you've discovered this cool new book called 'The Watchmen' (and yes, the 'the' is ironic...) However, this series in resources is... Continue Reading →

Writing Resource 1/100: Adventures In The Screen Trade: A Personal View of Hollywood – William Goldman

This is the first in a series of 100 - in no particular order, and covering books/ web stuff/ software/ hardware/ and anything else that might come to mind which I think are worth looking at if you're a writer/ wannabe writer or just interested in¬† writing/ movies and pop culture. Not quite an autobiography/... Continue Reading →

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