Heroes of Legionwood #8: Quest structure and focus

Hello there, heroes. Development of Episode 3, End of Days, is coming along smoothly, so I thought I’d treat you all to a series of dev blogs detailing several of the game’s features and plot elements. In terms of design philosophy and goals, End of Days is actually a little different to previous installments of … Continue reading

Heroes of Legionwood Devblog #4: Choices and Consequences

Choices and Consequences (or, as some hardcore RPG gamers refer to it, “C&C”) – the ability for a game to change in response to a player’s decisions. It’s something that’s bandied about quite a lot among players of Western RPGs, and something that AAA studios such as Bioware, Obsidian or Bethesda tout as a core … Continue reading

A tough decision

Dear friends and well wishers. I have a major announcement to make: As of today (29/11/2014) I have come to the decision, after several months of deliberation, that I will no longer pursue a career as an author of fiction and, as such, writing will no longer be the main focus of this blog. It’s … Continue reading

Good news and bad news (AKA free ebooks!)

Kindle

You know how bad situations almost always seem to have a silver lining? Unfortunately for some excellent Australian writers, Melbourne based e-publisher Really Blue Books closed its doors last week. Really Blue Books published my first short story collection, Nobody Can Scream, back in January of 2013 and they did an awesome job, so I’m … Continue reading

The Downside of Nostalgia [Repost]

“Back in my day” is a popular phrase that has become increasingly common in recent times. It’s probably not that recent—I’ve read older books where the author bemoans the newer generations—but it’s becoming far too common, so much so that it really needs to be addressed. Just have a look at Google Images. Back to…

Sun Bleached Winter Giveaway #3

Okay, I know what you’re thinking. You read the title of this post and your first reaction was “Giveaway #3… he’s running another one!?” Well, it’s that time of the year again. To build up hype for my upcoming novel Blood Lake (and to spur me into action to actually work on it some more) … Continue reading

Just Do What You Love [Reblog]

If you wanna write… then just do it. There’s no such thing as “I’m too busy” or “I never had time to follow my dream”. All you have to do is sit down and write a couple of hundred words a day. How long can that possibly take? Half an hour? Is it really so … Continue reading

Path of the Dead by Timothy Baker [review]

As you guys must know by now, I’m somewhat obsessed with zombies. I’ve seen basically every zombie movie in existence, eagerly watched all four seasons of The Walking Dead and have played more Resident Evil than probably anyone at Capcom has. I own multiple copies of all the George Romero movies (even the crappy ones). … Continue reading

The Horror of Blood Lake

I have an announcement to make: I still occasionally do this writer thing. In fact, after a long and torturous battle with procrastination, my new novel — Blood Lake — finally lives. I’m definitely not Stephen King, but after releasing Sun Bleached Winter it was always my intention to try my hand at a straight … Continue reading

Pretty Birds [Short Story]

Get ready, folks. It’s been quite a while since I’ve posted any of my writing on this blog, and this particular story’s not for the faint of heart. This is Pretty Birds, a semi-literary horror/crime story that I completed as a final year university creative writing assignment. It later got published in the 2014 edition … Continue reading