Category Archives: Writing

Thank you for supporting ‘Not Every Room Has a View’

Recently, I had the pleasure of seeing my novella, ‘Not Every Room Has a View’ published in five parts in the one and only Noctis Magazine.

First of all, if you missed it and you’d like to give it a try, you can do so right here.

Secondly, if you’d like a full digital copy to read on the go, complete with a bonus story, you can do so by visiting the Not Every Room Has a View landing page. Continue reading

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Announcement: my novella will be available to read on Noctis Magazine from next Sunday

Starting this Sunday, 12th August 2018, my debut novella, Not Every Room Has a View, is being serially published in five parts on subculture, lifestyle, art and fashion publication, Noctis Magazine.

To give you a little taste of what it’s all about, here’s a quick synopsis, or a bit of blurb, for you to feast your eyes on… Continue reading

Charle’s Bukowski’s ‘so, you want to be a writer?’ is a must read for budding wordsmiths

In many ways, writing is a lone pursuit, and as such, you have to remain inspired, remain motivated and put pen to paper for all the right reasons.

Writing because you feel you have to is a must and scribing sentences should be for you first and foremost, before anyone else.

Some may disagree, but whether you’re looking to write advertising content, novels, poems, motivational speeches, jokes or film scripts, you should read or listen to Charles Bukowski’s ‘so, you want to be a writer?’ first. Continue reading

5 quotes you need to know about writing

Whether you enjoy scribbling down thoughts on the back of a notepad, you’re a toilet word search kind of person, you’re an aspiring novelist, a budding poet, a journalist, a publisher or a digital content writer, in some way shape or form, words will be important to you.

So, if you’re reading this and you write in any capacity, these five quotes will (with any hope) offer you the inspiration you need to put the proverbial pen to paper…

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The evolution of digital publishing

Much like the music industry, digital consumption has had a huge impact on the way in which books are written, delivered, packaged, and sold.

In today’s world, more than 26% of consumers prefer the tablet version of a magazine over its print counterpart.

But, while digital publishing is a sign of progress, and in some ways evolution, we should never discount the joy of getting lost in a physical book. Nor should we overlook the role of the marketing paper or the print publication. And, tangible books aren’t dead like some people will have you believe. And, if vinyl is making a mainstream comeback, surely that’s a sign that physical publishing has its place in the future too? Continue reading

How to conjure up the perfect setting for your story

The author must know his countryside, whether real or imaginary, like his hand – Robert Louis Stevenson

Imagine you’ve created the most heroic, heart melting, courage-perspiring hero plus a snarling, devious, and downright dirty nemesis for said hero to battle (or similar, depending on what your story is all about). Now imagine the setting your story is as dull as a dry cracker or simply doesn’t fit around your characters and their various plights.

Your story will fall flat – flat as the proverbial pancake. Continue reading