Wandering Knife Update: This Is Why You Hire An Artist

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For any writer out there wondering whether or not to hire an artist for their cover design, I present exhibits A and B. This is my sketch of the cover of Bane of Wolves side by side with the final artwork,… Continue Reading

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

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