Revising (and revising again)

When is a piece of writing finished? Can anyone truly look at their work and say ‘yes, this is perfect’? Even then, would they still feel the same way in two years? In ten? J. K. Rowling has been in the press recently, remarking that she would like to rewrite some of the Harry Potter…

Creative Collaboration

One of the best things about writing (and where it will always sit better than cinema) is its potential for interpretation. Every scene, every character and every moment is open to different realisation by their readers. There is something beautiful in this because, to me, it represents the ultimate collaboration: between reader and writer. No…

Question Time

I have been aching to talk a little about my current writing project, and courtesy of the lovely Adriana Noir, I now have the ideal opportunity! The game is called ‘The Next Big Thing’ and presents a series of questions for writers to answer for their next book/story/big project. I have selected the next five…

Storytellers

A few photographs have surfaced from the University of Southampton’s Literary Festival, where I read on Monday alongside my fellow postgraduate students. (Follow Tig’s blog HERE, and Aiysha’s HERE.) There are only a couple of images and they aren’t great but I wanted to share them anyway, as it was a fantastic afternoon.

Literary Festival, 17/9/12

The more the merrier! Come along on Monday, enjoy a glass of wine and listen to our readings. We’re quite an eclectic bunch of writers and would love to talk to you about our stories. See you Monday!

September

‘The river is familiar to him. He has been this way many times before, and witnessed the blasted oak, its roots splayed like splintered bone, the willows, their long, limp branches overhanging the next bend in the river, the encroaching beach by that same bend, where the bank gives way to mud and stones and…

Twisted Realities with Thomas James Brown

Earlier this year I had the immense pleasure of working with the ladies at Sirens Call Publications on their latest anthology, TWISTED REALITIES: OF MYTH AND MONSTROSITY: Explore the twelve tales of horror and intrigue and ask yourself, what would you consider a fair price to pay for life immortal… or the chance of life…

Wolf Song

This August marked my debut post with Pen of the Damned, an online writing community dedicated to the celebration of dark fiction. For my introductory piece I wanted something that would stand out, as well as announce my style, voice and some themes that are recurrent in my writing. For these reasons, I opted to…