Hearts Swell & Voices Roar

Hearts Swell & Voices Roar

Second piece of poetry, slightly different style but certainly a topic close to my heart. Hearts Swell & Voices Roar The Stadium looms large and striking, home, fortress, theatre and show Hearts swell and voices roar, passion, pride, ecstasy and…

The Gnarled Hand

The Gnarled Hand

I’ve never written poetry before but here’s my first attempt at it: The Gnarled Hand It sits deep in its pit gathering strength for the upward climb The gnarled hand unfurls ready, to commit the grievous crime As its power…

A lack of Time

A lack of Time

It’s a funny thing is time, it goes forwards but never back, it can go fast or slow, it all depends on your point of view. It’s different from one place to the next but actually it’s always the same,…

Back to the writing desk

Back to the writing desk

I’m back…finally, although I’m not expecting many people to truly have noticed I’ve been away. If you are one of the few that’s spent some time actually reading my various blog posts then you’d probably realised I suddenly went very…

Research Impaled Me Upon My Own Sword

Research Impaled Me Upon My Own Sword

That’s figuratively impaled by the way, just in case anyone was worried. I’m not currently sat in a pool of blood typing away with a sword stuck in my side, although, that would be a pretty heroic and epic effort….

First Ever Flash Fiction

I’ve recently been working on a piece of fiction (separate to the novel) and I can now share with you the results of those efforts. I’ve written my first ever piece of flash fiction (short story) and it’s a 1000 words long…

Brain Splat & ABC's - The Art of Naming Characters

Brain Splat & ABC’s – The Art of Naming Characters

I think there is a real skill in picking the correct name to use for the people and places that make up a story, after all the right name can tell you a lot about a character. Brief note: this…

Inspiration in a book

Inspiration in a book

I was trying to decide what to write in follow up to my introductory blog post My first of many. The decision was a bit of a difficult one as I have quite a bit to talk about and I…

My First of Many

My First of Many

So here it is my first ever blog post and just like that my minds gone blank…honestly even after weeks of thinking about it and what I want to say, it’s like all my ideas have just gone up in…