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

Cell by Stephen King [Review]

So, this review has been a long time coming. Anyone who reads this blog regularly knows that if there’s two things I love the most in the realm of horror, those things are Stephen King and zombies. With that in mind, it’s actually pretty surprising that Stephen King’s 2006 novel Cell evaded my attention for … Continue reading

All Good Things Come to an End

Unfortunately, Dark Edifice magazine is no more. Some of you might have seen a Facebook status I posted earlier this week indicating that the ‘zine’s future hangs in the balance, and it is with great regret that I am now confirming that I am stepping down as managing editor and will no longer publish further … Continue reading

Learning From the Master

As some of you writer types may be aware, Nanowrimo goes down next month — a 30 day event where you write 1600 words a day with the goal of finishing up with a 50,000 word novel. Given that I’m somewhat prone to procrastination, I’ve decided that it’s a great way to get me back … Continue reading

Writer(ly) Quotes

There’s nothing like an inspirational writer quote to lift you out of a rut, right? Here are the ones that never fail to get me in the mood for writing — guaranteed to get you typing (or at least to half heartedly open Word and stare at a blank page…but hey, baby steps). Look closely … Continue reading

The Best Way to Be a Better Writer…

This quote from the legendary Stephen King says it all: “If you don’t have time to read, you don’t have the time (or the tools) to write. Simple as that.” Forget reading articles about writing, or how-to books, or getting other people to teach you. Those are all good ways to refine your craft, but … Continue reading