Tag Archive for writing advice


I love typography, fonts and design. I also love writing. Naturally, I decided to combine the two and start designing some writing quotes. I hope some of my procrastinatory techniques end up inspiring you to put your backside in the chair and start writing… Read more →

A new writer’s tool set

Being a new writer is daunting, exhilarating, overwhelming, heady, terrifying… I could go on, but I think you know. You have your days where you wear the title of Writing-World-Dominator and other days when the title is just I’ll-Never-Ever-Be-A-Writer-Ever-In-My-Life. Get used to that. Apparently even the professionals fluctuate between those two. However, over the last few years, in my saner,… Read more →

Who is telling the story?

While I’ve been busy with re-writes and competition pieces I’ve been interested by this idea of narrative point of view which is the angle from which we see the story unfold. It gives the reader a certain perspective of a story (usually that of the protagonist) and often sets the tone. What is Point of View? In very basic terms,… Read more →

Ivor Hartmann – Writer & Editor

I recently asked some questions to Ivor Hartmann, the editor of AfroSF (which will be released in December 2013 on Amazon) about his editing process and his tips for writers. What do you believe is the chief role of a good editor? To give the writer an impartial perspective on their work, and back that up with solid editing experience.… Read more →

Greg Wilson & Brad Beaulieu – Writers & Podcasters

Greg Wilson and Brad Beaulieu are the founders of a brilliant website called Speculatesf.com (mentioned in my previous blog on Speculative Fiction) which features podcasts about the latest SF books, authors and writing. They were kind enough to answer some questions about themselves, their website and their writing. I know you’re going to love this one… Your Podcast: You both… Read more →