September 14, 2019

For today’s blog post I thought I’d get a little personal and talk about why I became an author. It’s a question I get asked when people discover I write stories, especially when they learn I studied computer game design at University and dropped that for writing! I’ve already written a blog post comparing the…

September 7, 2019

This is going to sound like I’m starting an argument; which are better, books or video games? Instead, I want to explore the similarities and differences between books and video games as a form of storytelling medium and answer these two questions: Can video games be used to tell a good story? Are books inherently…

August 31, 2019

When you think of writing communities you might think of a local writing group meeting up at a coffee shop or an online forum. But you might not think of Discord! Discord is an online chat community a bit like the IRC chat rooms of old crossed with the messenger and voice chat of Skype….

August 24, 2019

There’s a lot of writing advice out there. Literally everyone has rules and opinions on how to start writing, how to keep writing, how to write well. You’ve probably heard these most common rules: Write every day. Don’t use adverbs. Show, don’t tell. Only use said in dialogue. Never start a book with a prologue….