Heroes of Legionwood Devblog #3: Episodic Content

So… with Heroes of Legionwood progressing at a nice rate, and release day drawing ever nearer, it’s time to explain something that has been on many people’s minds. You should have noticed by now that the game’s official title is Heroes of Legionwood: Act 1. It’s been pretty clear from the start that Heroes of … 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

The Downside of Nostalgia [Repost]

Originally posted on Jessica Grixti Stanley:
“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…

Fare thee well, RPG Maker

So, it’s come to this. I’ve had a long, hard think (the really reflective kind, with whiskey and melancholy music) and I’ve come to a sad conclusion. I don’t want to develop games anymore. There, I said it. A massive weight has lifted from my shoulders. It’s hard for me to say this, but RPG … 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

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

What’s Holding You Back? [Reblog]

Every day when I check Facebook or Twitter I see heaps of people saying they’d love to be writers, but just don’t know how to start. Well, what exactly is holding you back? You don’t really need to know how to “start” writing… if you want to be a writer, it’s pretty much as simple … Continue reading

New Year’s Resolutions for 2014

Well, here we are at the tail end of December. It’s the time of year famous for exactly two things around here: fireworks and New Year’s Resolutions — you know, all those things you say you’ll do next year but instead end up completely forgetting about. While that’s basically true for the resolutions I made … Continue reading

Shadowmen [Short Story]

This is the last piece of writing I submitted as part of my creative writing degree. It was for a class on non-fiction writing, and the task was to write a creative essay exploring a topic of my own choice. Of course, given complete free reign to write about anything, the horror writer in me … Continue reading