Monthly Archives: July 2013

Short story pamphlets coming soon!

This weekend I’ll be selling three new short story booklets at Mancstercon! This is a brand new indie comics convention based in Manchester, and I’m delighted that the lovely organisers were kind of enough to invite me along as a

Short story pamphlets coming soon!

This weekend I’ll be selling three new short story booklets at Mancstercon! This is a brand new indie comics convention based in Manchester, and I’m delighted that the lovely organisers were kind of enough to invite me along as a

Salt :: Week Four

Word count: 62,140 Target word count today: 52,000 Character death count: 2 Character maim count: 4 Let’s just get this over with first: I WON! I actually hit today’s word count on Monday. Since my 10,000 word triumph last Tuesday I

Salt :: Week Four

Word count: 62,140 Target word count today: 52,000 Character death count: 2 Character maim count: 4 Let’s just get this over with first: I WON! I actually hit today’s word count on Monday. Since my 10,000 word triumph last Tuesday I

Story :: Burning in my heart

Burning in my heart (944 words) Poll had started to sweat. There was a sign in the café’s window. Air con broken. Ask for free ice! Another below that read: Internet down – cash only. Sorry for the inconvenience, lovelies! She

Story :: Burning in my heart

Burning in my heart (944 words) Poll had started to sweat. There was a sign in the café’s window. Air con broken. Ask for free ice! Another below that read: Internet down – cash only. Sorry for the inconvenience, lovelies! She

Salt :: Week Three

Word count: 44,000 Target word count today: 38,000 I was feeling pretty daunted when I opened Scrivener on Monday morning. I’d been ill all weekend and unable to write for three days, which left me just over 5000 words down. That

Salt :: Week Three

Word count: 44,000 Target word count today: 38,000 I was feeling pretty daunted when I opened Scrivener on Monday morning. I’d been ill all weekend and unable to write for three days, which left me just over 5000 words down. That

Salt :: Week Two

Word count: 25,000 Target word count today: 24,000 I’ve spent most of this week very confused, and yet, enjoying the process of writing this novel more than ever. In my second week of writing, I quickly reached the swampy nothingness

Salt :: Week Two

Word count: 25,000 Target word count today: 24,000 I’ve spent most of this week very confused, and yet, enjoying the process of writing this novel more than ever. In my second week of writing, I quickly reached the swampy nothingness

Story :: Planting

Planting (295 words) Sometimes I climbed the stairs to Gutter’s flat afraid of what I would find at the top. Most of the time, cooking smells came out to meet me, the tendrils of her experiments reaching into the corridors and

Story :: Planting

Planting (295 words) Sometimes I climbed the stairs to Gutter’s flat afraid of what I would find at the top. Most of the time, cooking smells came out to meet me, the tendrils of her experiments reaching into the corridors and

[Found] Poetry :: Contents

I’ve started doing this more lately, to wind down between Camp NaNo writing bouts, or to find a little inspiration when I can’t get my head into a writing space. Contents i. We introduce perfect worship. Stop daily on the

[Found] Poetry :: Contents

I’ve started doing this more lately, to wind down between Camp NaNo writing bouts, or to find a little inspiration when I can’t get my head into a writing space. Contents i. We introduce perfect worship. Stop daily on the