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Join me as I earn my writing chops.

I’ll post regular updates about the many rejections I’ll receive on my way to (hopefully) becoming a published writer one day. I’ll share my experiences and useful things I learn along the way as well as progress updates and monthly reviews of the short stories I’m reading. Along with sharing my pain, I hope you can find something useful in these pages.

I write speculative fiction (mostly fantasy) about the horror that is real life. I am heavily inspired by Ray Bradbury, Stephen King, Robert McCammon, Robin Hobb, George R.R. Martin and Michael Connelly.

Introduction – Left Behind

Feb 2019 School is a very formative time in all of our lives, but one thing that stands out to me when I think back to that time is that kids can be so very cruel. When I started gathering ideas for my first ever stories, I was surprised by [...]

By |February 28th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Six months on

I’ve officially been writing for six months now, although I’ve dreamed of doing it for longer than I can remember. I thought I’d share some thoughts now that I’ve neck deep in the writer’s world. Let me know your thoughts, too. Outline, outline, outline I’m an outliner. I’ve sat in [...]

By |February 25th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

February progress update

Here’s what I’m working on and what I’ve learned or found useful over the last month. There’s also a wee update on what I’ve read and my current progress against my February goals. Work in progressThe Camp – Novel The first draft of my first novel is done. It’s been [...]

By |February 11th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Short stories of the month – January

Here are the best short stories I read in January. Please note: • Not all stories are from this month. Some outlets publish quarterly, others every two months, etc. These are simply some of the tales I read in December. • Please check out these publications (and others) and support [...]

By |January 31st, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

January progress update

Here’s a run down of all the stories I’m working on and what I’ve learned or found useful over the last month. There’s also a wee update on what I’ve read and my goals and current progress against my January goals. Work in progressThe Camp – Novel The first draft [...]

By |January 14th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

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Work in Progress

The Camp (novel) – 2nd draft 7%
Endless Circles (short) – 2nd draft 100%
Sparks (short) – 2nd draft 100%
Of Fire and Sludge (short) – 1st draft 50%
Jars (short) – rewrite 42%
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