Want to finish the story you started?

I know it's tough when the words don't want to go play in the fields of your imagination. Like a hunger pang which makes you question whether you're capable of telling the story which lives inside you.  You call yourself an 'aspiring writer' but you just want to get it down, with the themes and … Continue reading Want to finish the story you started?


My Favourite Things – Books

Here are some of my favourite books, there are books on the craft of writing, lectures about nihilist philosophy and pop culture as well as fiction and non fiction. For disclosure, if you buy through these links, I have an affiliate account so it throws some pennies in the hat but get these books because … Continue reading My Favourite Things – Books

Writing Announcement

My story 'Women and Children First' will be featured in the April 2017 issue of Infernal Ink Magazine. The link to the magazine is http://hydramstar.com/Infernal_Ink.html It's a story about a man who survives a terrible tragedy at sea, only to find himself at the mercy of something far worse.


Laura bent down and stared at the scattered remains of the cell phone. It had been dashed to the ground, taken apart and left to float in a puddle of dirty brown water. She plucked the battery and case up from the water, sprayed them with a solution that would clean off the worst of … Continue reading Pilgrim

Writing and Reading

I am now 185 pages into Lawful Evil in second draft and already had notes from the agent about it. It's more technical and descriptive issues than the story, which is a good thing as the story is always the most important thing to me. It is the bass of any book, the foundation and … Continue reading Writing and Reading

Persons Reported

Maria stepped out of the car, took in a deep sniff of the afternoon air. It tickled the back of her throat. She spent enough time around fire to know that she worked better with its aftermath, following its spoor and the marks it left. The tragic circus of emergency services and bystanders had moved … Continue reading Persons Reported