Researching Violence: Joe Abercrombie answers my question

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I find it curious that peaceful people such as myself, who view violence as something that humans should evolve beyond as soon as possible, still love to read books and watch films that drip with the stuff. If I ever… Continue Reading

Wandering Knife Update: Cover Art Reveal

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Here is the artwork for the cover of my fantasy novella Bane of Wolves! I revealed in my last update that I often fall victim to the planning fallacy. Things always seem to take longer than I think they will. The Wandering… Continue Reading

Writing a Fantasy Series: How Far Ahead Should You Plot?

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There’s a lot of fun to be had writing a big long fat fantasy series. After all, you’re the creator of an entire world, a world with endless possibilities. At the outset, these possibilities are liberating. Anything can happen. And the… Continue Reading

Best Fantasy Novels: My Top 5

Like most of the seven-billion-plus people on the planet, I firmly believe that my opinions are important, unique and amazing. And as a self-aggrandising writer, I think that it’s necessary for others to be exposed to my excellent taste. To… Continue Reading

Cover Reveal: 1001 Monsters You Must Slay Before You Die

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The cover of my debut novel 1001 Monsters You Must Slay Before You Die is complete! Thanks to Alissa Dinallo who created the cover. 1001 Monsters You Must Slay Before You Die will be available from September 1st 2017. Subscribers can look forward… Continue Reading