Category Archives: Writing

‘Vampires Vs. Dragons’ Playlist

This is a list of songs (or instrumental tracks) that were either mentioned by name in the novel Vampires Vs. Dragons or that I listened to for thematic inspiration as I was writing. There’s quite a few more classical tunes … Continue reading

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Vampires Vs. Dragons

  I feel I should preface this book release with the fact that I get excited by new and interesting ways of telling a story. The novels that I tend to write more quickly and passionately are the ones where … Continue reading

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The Storyteller’s Handbook

The Storyteller’s Handbook is now officially released! This is my fifth published book in total, and my first foray into the self-help genre. The art of storytelling has been a growing subject on my heart over recent years and eventually … Continue reading

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New Book – ‘The Fellowship Of The King’

  Do you ever wonder what kind of character you would be if you’d lived in a place like Middle Earth or Narnia? What race you would be? What kind of job you’d have? Your weaponry?   My mother, Lynne … Continue reading

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One Punch Man – (a TV review slash analysis)

‘One Punch Man’ – if you read that and think “How can that possibly be interesting?” then you’re right on track with understanding the basic needs of an interesting story. I myself would not have given this a try unless … Continue reading

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How to Write Love Stories

Despite the seeming necessity to spend at least a bit of time on this subject, I found myself hesitating to do this. The reason is that it seems a bit counter-natural to give out a list of rules regarding what … Continue reading

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How to Write Women

The most common mistake I see male writers make when writing women is to write every woman the same. All women are written as stereotypical women who are good at cooking and cleaning and staying at home and not having … Continue reading

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Writing Villains (Part 3 – The Doosh)

Actually, Dooshes sometimes end up in the good guy category, but they are generally some sort of antagonist toward whoever the protagonist is, which in its own sense kind of makes them a villain anyway. Though their roles in fiction … Continue reading

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Writing Villains (Part 2 – Sympathetic Villains and Monsters)

Sympathetic Villains These can be interesting if done right, but you have to be very careful. Sympathetic Villains, as mentioned in the last post, are usually villains who hate themselves, or hate what they’ve become, but they don’t see a … Continue reading

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Writing Villains (Part 1 – Personal Villains and Obstacle Villains)

To be clear, when I say “villain” I do not exclusively mean “the antagonist”. Most stories have only one antagonist, but many stories have several villains. In classical literary terms, the Antagonist is generally the primary character (or thing) that … Continue reading

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