Writing horror is one of the most cathartic things you can attempt. As a Gothic horror writer myself, I’m naturally biased in advising people to have a go! (And I have a class to help you write your own haunted house story if you’re interested) But we don’t always necessarily think of world-building when it […]
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If you ever attended my ‘Using Folklore in your Fiction’ workshop, you’ll know I’m a big believer in weaving folklore throughout our stories. After all, it helps to preserve the echoes of these tales and it can also help us connect to what we’re reading. To show how this can work in terms of ghostly […]
Well, hello there, and welcome to this first Ask Me Anything for authors. I had an absolutely cracking question submitted, so thank you very much for that! You can read the post or listen to the audio version here. And the question is, Which do you think is best self publishing or finding a publisher? […]
Some writers don’t believe in writer’s block. Writers like Lee Child will liken writing to plumbing. If a plumber can’t turn up to a job and say “Oh I don’t feel like plumbing today” then apparently writers can’t do that either. Bit of a weird comparison. Others are afflicted with writer’s block on a regular basis. […]
I freely admit that I know nothing about Dungeons & Dragons. So I especially haven’t got a clue how you’d write a D&D campaign, let alone a dark fantasy inspired adventure! Thankfully, I know someone who does. So it’s my pleasure to hand over my blog to Hollie Jones who’ll teach you how to write […]