Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri – The Art of Hurt and Humour

It's February. We made it. Post-Christmas blues are behind us. We can almost smell spring on the horizon and our bank balances are finally forgiving us. Or at least they are for about a day because awards season is well under way so my spare cash is heading straight back out the door and into... Continue Reading →


A Fading Star

Eyes I dare not meet in dreams In death's dream kingdom These do not appear: There, the eyes are Sunlight on a broken column There, is a tree swinging And voices are In the wind's singing More distant and more solemn Than a fading star. - T.S.Eliot, The Hollow Men You are all missed Steve,... Continue Reading →

Confession No 2: Superheroes

I thought I'd take a little break from Her Sweet Graffiti Monster this week and post about some intelligent story telling that has helped me adapt my approach to developing characters: comic book movies baby. You've already discovered my penchant for this kind of storytelling but I love seeing brilliance in genres that usually get overlooked. I... Continue Reading →

The world shimmered. Clouds merged and dispersed shapelessly, doing a poor effort to hide the beauty of the green and golden fields gleaming in the early morning sunlight. Art thought it particularly cruel to shimmer on today of all days. It should have been raining. It should have been moody and dark, the weather of... Continue Reading →

NaNoWriMo Interview with Chris Kelworth

Happy Tuesday my fellow story enthusiasts. I hope NaNoWriMo/Movember/November Related Things are going well/hairy for everyone. I am quite honoured to link to another interview, this time from the lovely Chris Kelworth who has already interviewed some fantastic writers participating in NaNo this year. You can read the interview here and I thoroughly recommend you do if you are... Continue Reading →

NaNoWriMo Interview with Katelynn R, Showers

The absolutely charming Katelynn R. Showers has posted an interview with me on her blog! Follow the link to have a read: NaNoWriMo Interview #2: Emma Aveston I'm absolutely thrilled to be featured on someone else's website. She asks some very nice questions too and is tackling NaNoWriMo with us other 295,000 writers. Here's a sneak peak:... Continue Reading →

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