Short Story, Writing

Behind Closed Doors – Short Story

My Latest short story Behind Closed Doors. This one was a little different for me to write as I went into it without knowing where I'd end up. Normally before writing, I'd have an outline with an endpoint in mind. It was very strange. You'll have to let me know how successful I was. As… Continue reading Behind Closed Doors – Short Story

Short Story, Writing

Gang Aft A-gley – Short Story

If you prefer to read offline you can download a PDF copy of this story here. Gang Aft A-gley - Short Story   The meteoroid streaked across the twilight sky, a dark smoky trail following, stretching across the horizon, breaking up the orange, red, blue and purple shades of the setting sun. Vehicles stopped, and… Continue reading Gang Aft A-gley – Short Story

Published, Writing

Paul Blake Interviewed

There is more information than you could ever want to know about me in these three interviews. https://www.rebeccayelland.com/blog/author-interview-with-paul-blake In this interview with Rebecca Yelland, I discuss my writing career, how writing affects my family, and other very interesting matters. https://www.mochapman.com/paul-blake-young-mans-game In this interview with Mike Chapman, I discuss A Young Man's Game, my research trip… Continue reading Paul Blake Interviewed

Published, Writing

The Evolution of a Book Cover

I thought my readers would be interested in the various covers I designed and rejected before deciding on the final cover for my novel A Young Man's Game. I knew from the beginning I wouldn't be able to afford for someone to design me a cover. As part of the competition I entered, I knew… Continue reading The Evolution of a Book Cover

Writing

Choosing the Right Name for Your Story

Via http://www.writing-world.com/fiction/titles.shtml This is a really good article about choosing the right title for your stories. It is from the excellent writers' resource - Writing World.com. I found this very useful when thinking about a title for my upcoming novel A Young Man's Game. I hope you find it just as useful. Choosing the Right Name for… Continue reading Choosing the Right Name for Your Story

Writing

Conflict

Via https://blog.nathanbransford.com/2009/03/on-conflict I found this article by Nathan Bransford about Conflict in writing really useful when planning my novel. I planned the chapters around the conflicts the character would have, and when writing the story I kept in mind the ethos of this piece. Nathan's book How to Write a Novel is a great resource that… Continue reading Conflict

Writing

Five Rules for Writing Thrillers

Via http://davidmorrell.net/on-writing/writing-advice/ I have submitted the completed manuscript of my novel: A Young Man's Game and I thought I'd share an article by the amazing David Morrell (One of my favourite writers) that really helped me in the initial planning stages. If you're going to write a thriller novel you should really learn from the best.… Continue reading Five Rules for Writing Thrillers

Writing

Writing the End for a Short Story

via Writing the Ending for a Short Story I found this article while looking for advice to give a fellow writer. I thought it was really good so I thought I'd re-blog it (my first re-blog!) It doesn't look like the blog has been updated in a long while, which seems a shame as from… Continue reading Writing the End for a Short Story