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More cover art and how artists can avoid getting the armour wrong

More cover art and how artists can avoid getting the armour wrong

So Cassie, who normally does pretty handcrafted things, turns out to have quite a feel for depicting[...]
A glimpse of Sir Ranulph

A glimpse of Sir Ranulph

Cassie, "my" artist, has started on Sir Ranulph! I described her to him as "Warner Bros Batman in[...]
Swords versus Tanks - cover is progressing

Swords versus Tanks - cover is progressing

My first artist is snowed under, so I dragooned a former Bruntsfield Mum into doing me a stand in co[...]

Storyteller Tools

I wrote and sold three novels in 2013, in each case starting from scratch. This handbook shares the creative outlining techniques that will enable you to speed from vision to completed novel, again and again.

  • No more unfinished writing projects!
  • Turn sweeping visions into viable stories, fast!
  • Grow a novel out of anything no matter how vague: an opening; some characters; a story world; a philosophical idea; a theme; a map; a gaming setting...
  • Conjure up conflicts and story questions to drive your plot.
  • Write usable outlines "in flow".
  • Learn to use your storyteller instinct!
  • Lose yourself in creating stories for other people to lose themselves in.

Find out more...

Swords Versus Tanks

SWORDS VERSUS TANKS

COMING SOON!

Steam-punk versus swords-and-sorcery, with knights battling tanks, melees onboard Zeppelins, Viking shield walls on Aztec pyramids, and a heavy dose of eroticism as forbidden liaisons bridge the cultural divide. There's satire and black humour, but no laughter track. Find out more...