Am I a Better Person Than I Was Five Years Ago?

It’s not an easy question to answer. Quite apart from the fact that the term better person is a bit of a misnomer, it then makes you question if you were a good person five years ago. The point of this article is not to determine whether I was a moral or immoral person, butContinue reading “Am I a Better Person Than I Was Five Years Ago?”

Want to read my novel for free?

The Black Rook is set for general release on the 1st of January 2023. In only a few weeks, the dark fantasy world of Entros will be unveiled. I do, however, have a limited number of advanced reader copies which are available for free here: https://arcreviewers.com/shop/fantasy/high-fantasy/the-black-rook/ All that I ask is you leave me aContinue reading “Want to read my novel for free?”

16 Days to Go!

The Black Rook will be released in 16 days, and I can scarcely contain my excitement. Despite a whole host of life’s interruptions and obstacles, I am finally able to point to a date on a calendar and say, “On that day my debut novel will be published.” That date will be the 1st ofContinue reading “16 Days to Go!”

Back in England

I’ve almost been back in the United Kingdom for three weeks now. The funny thing is, there’s a part of me that feels like I never left; that my five months in Canada was nothing but a dream, and there’s another part of me that feels like this current stint in England is no moreContinue reading “Back in England”

Human Zoo is complete!

I have finally finished the editing process of my third novel, Human Zoo. Now it’s time to see if the manuscript will be picked up by an literary agents. I’m not holding my breath, but here goes nothing. I started work on Human Zoo towards the end of July. What began as a pretty basicContinue reading “Human Zoo is complete!”

I’ve almost finished the second draft of my novel

The time’s gone really quickly, but I’ve been working on my third novel, Human Zoo, for about two months. My original goal, when I found out I was moving to Canada, was to write multiple novels by the end of 2022. As with all creative plans of mine, the reality has transpired to be muchContinue reading “I’ve almost finished the second draft of my novel”

I have so many notebooks

An unreasonable amount, really. I have 10 on the go, to be precise. That might seem obscene. What the hell am I doing with 10 notebooks? Surely you don’t use them all? Actually, I do. Most of them every day. You see, every notebook I have serves a different purpose. I have one conventional writer’sContinue reading “I have so many notebooks”

“Possession” – a broad concept

This evening I finally finished a drawing that I’ve been working on for days. The reason it took me so long was because it’s made up of hundreds of tiny lines. The design itself may look simplistic, but it was a slog of many, many long hours. It follows a similar theme to many ofContinue reading ““Possession” – a broad concept”

Painting a Puritan

A rather somber subject matter, I realise. But when have I ever produced art that isn’t seeped in the morose or the macabre? I ruminated on this painting for a long time. It took over ten hours to paint. Not because the level of detail required was particularly demanding, but because I was indecisive aboutContinue reading “Painting a Puritan”

How to Plot a Novel

How does one plot a novel? I am by no means an expert. But I do have a few thoughts I would like to share. Firstly, I would like to state that this is not one of those guides that outlines the exact process. There are plenty of writers out there that have written aboutContinue reading “How to Plot a Novel”