Category: Writing

Fantasy fiction writer, reviewer, reader and Gamer

Writing: What constitutes a good Antagonist?

|Contains massive spoilers for Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers|

As most who know me will attest I am always drawn to the tragic, redemptive tale. For me, the interesting part of any story isn’t in how they overcome obstacles, but rather what the ramifications….

Writing Fantasy and Sci-fi: Tools I find invaluable

Writing any novel is a daunting and mammoth undertaking which requires many hours of dedication and a truckload of patience. I have lost count how many times I have read back a chapter or a scene only for there to be something wrong. As a writer of high fantasy, my world building is paramount. To…
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The Evoker: A History.

It’s quite difficult for me to pin down when I started to write the evoker. The main concepts of the world probably began to formulate in 1999 inspired by the Wheel of Time and Final Fantasy IX. In those days it was called The Gates of Destiny which was later amended to the Scions of…
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After A Memory of Light: The end of The Wheel of Time

Twelve years ago, on a dusty shelf in the back of a library I found a novel called The Eye of the world. It was a lofty volume but I thought i would give it a try. I remember in those days feeling lost for something to read. I had finished Northern Lights, The Subtle knife…
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Who am I and Why do I write?

I have been looking at my old writing and feel a bit impressed with myself. Its been years since I have looked at some of these things and the strange thing is, I don’t recognise my style at all. Many are written clearly by a younger, less mature but ultimately more experimental version of me.…
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A discussion on Creative Writing…

For almost as long as I can remember, whenever I have mentioned to people that I write – they always seem to say some derivative of “I don’t know how you do it.”

Woods in Darkness

  Here’s a poem I wrote about a year ago…

Book Review: The Age of Five Trilogy

The Age of the Five Trilogy by Trudi Canavan is the second series written by the Australian fantasy author.  While set as a trilogy of three volumes; Priestess Of The White, Last Of The Wilds and Voice Of The Gods, The Age of the Five Trilogy works more as a single volume, as the individual…
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