NaNoWriMo Week 3

I'm pleased to say that at the end of NaNo week 3 I've not only reached the fifty thousand word goal and crossed the finish line, but now have a complete first draft of the novel. It currently stands at 54,763 words. I'm hoping to add another twenty to thirty thousand words over the next … Continue reading NaNoWriMo Week 3


NaNoWriMo 2021 Week 1 in Review

So I made it through the first week of NaNoWriMo having written 19545 words, and am feeling pretty good about my progress so far. I’ve surprised myself by writing every day for 2-3 hours every morning and even more surprising is that I have resisted the urge to read over my work and edit as … Continue reading NaNoWriMo 2021 Week 1 in Review

Ignoring Advice from Stephen King

On Writing by Stephen King isn't really a book of advice for writers, it's about one man's journey to becoming a writer. The advice is there, between the anecdotes and the difficulties he's encountered along the way. If there is one thing he believes is the best way to write a book, it's to get … Continue reading Ignoring Advice from Stephen King

Angels – The Good, The Bad and the Misunderstood.

This post takes another look at some of the themes in the Black Feather universe in order to clarify how its mythic beings and characters fit into the story. These may be different to the generally held beliefs about these beings in the real world. ANGELS, DEMONS, FALLEN ANGELS AND WATCHERS Lucifer photo credit: felipe … Continue reading Angels – The Good, The Bad and the Misunderstood.

6 Reasons Why Every Author Should Consider Self Publishing

When I first began writing seriously, I did a lot of reading up on the subject of Indie Publishing versus Traditional Publishing and for a while I was in two minds. I weighed up the pros and cons of each before making a decision on what was best for me and decided I really wanted … Continue reading 6 Reasons Why Every Author Should Consider Self Publishing

Black Feather – Chapter 1

All Souls Church Kate threw the pipe under the scaffold and ran down the path to her car. Had anybody seen her running through the graveyard, flustered and grubby, with a suspicious bundle? She had just stolen something from a church, and she didn't even know what it was. As she fastened the seatbelt and … Continue reading Black Feather – Chapter 1