A Young Man’s Game Mug and More.

A big thank you to my friends at for this mug. So cool. I love it. I can't wait to use it. You can order yourself one - or they can use any image you want (I'm not sure why you'd want to though - my cover is the best you can get ) on mugs and… Continue reading A Young Man’s Game Mug and More.


A Young Man’s Game – Out Now.

I am pleased to announce my novel A Young Man's Game is now for sale. You can buy it in paperback or ebook formats at Amazon -  I hope you enjoy the story, and as with my short stories, I would love to hear what you think of it and read your reviews on Amazon… Continue reading A Young Man’s Game – Out Now.


Choosing the Right Name for Your Story

Via This is a really good article about choosing the right title for your stories. It is from the excellent writers' resource - Writing 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

World Book Day

World Book Day

While writing my book I had one eye on the end goal - getting people to read it. I read countless articles and tweets about the problem. My book is going to be semi-self-published. I was lucky enough to see a competition being run by my local Council through their libraries, you submit an opening… Continue reading World Book Day



Via 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


Five Rules for Writing Thrillers

Via 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 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

Published, Short Story

Short Story Collection Published!

I apologise for the gap in posting. I have been working on a few things. One of these is the publishing of two of my short stories in a collection on Amazon. The collection is called Love In The Mind and contains two new stories - both are previously unpublished: Don't You Forget (About Me):  Isabelle… Continue reading Short Story Collection Published!

Pen to Print

Pen to Print / The Book Challenge

I had planned a different topic for my second blog post, however, I had some amazing news. A month or so ago I entered the Pen to Print Book Challenge through the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham -  LBBD Book Challenge Finalists would win a publishing package and individual support from a mentor to… Continue reading Pen to Print / The Book Challenge