The Writing Life: All We Hear Is…

Radio Ga Ga! I am excited to share the news that I will be doing my first ever radio interview! My thanks to KYGT- The Goat for this opportunity! I'll be sitting down with Jerry Fabyanic, author of Sisyphus Wins and host of The Rabbit Hole, an hour long chat on all things word related, …

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The Writing Life: Aiming High Part 3 – Striving for More

So in this series I’ve described what aiming high means for me, and why I believe that missing the target I set myself (or yourself) isn’t failure. In aiming high, I’m also setting myself challenges in order to improve as a writer. This seems insane, because writing is tough enough on its own, and it …

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Why I Write Fantasy: The First Ambitions

So last week I wrote about my first intentions when writing fantasy stories. Some, like the youthful need to ‘borrow’ bits of my favourite books and add them to my own in a wholly unsubtle way, have been abandoned as bad practice. Others, like the fundamental need to write, and to share my imaginings, have …

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The Writing Life: Aiming High Part 2 – Missing is Not Failure

Last week I wrote about what it meant for me to aim high. A significant part of reaching for the stars is not grasping them. I believe that for me to be fulfilled as an artist, I have to try to hit some pretty difficult targets. I also acknowledge that for me to live as …

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Why I Write Fantasy: Honouring Influences Without Being a Slave to Them.

I think many writers spend some time forging their own writing identity: the what it is they want to write, and how they wish to present it to others. For many a young writer there is a phase of aping the things they love, and it can be a very conscious process. It certainly was …

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Why I Write Fantasy: The Travel Begins at Home Edition

All writing, it seems to me, begins in your own head. Sometimes it will be written as a strong spontaneous reaction to outside stimulus – protest songs, polemical essays, critical feuds, a satirical impulse to start telling a particular story in order to hit a particular target, but for me, the story starts as a …

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