I have always been fascinated by morally ambiguous characters. Villains, anti-heroes and anti-villains have always been my favourite characters to read, watch and write. There’s something fun and more human about them. Typical heroes are easy to work out – they do what is right, for the good of all. But that’s not always the … Continue reading The Log House – My characters, and why none of them are good people.
In my novel The Log House, my main character finds herself battling nature and the sinister creatures that lurk within in order to return home. While writing this novel, I have also been battling a monster. I have suffered with depression since I was a teenager. It’s mostly manageable, sometimes not, and generally rears its … Continue reading Crowdfunding, writing, and the monster known as depression.
Since I’ve now accumulated quite a few horror tweets, I thought I’d post them here for anyone who likes flash fiction, horror or a mixture of both. If you enjoy these, please take a look at my novel The Log House. Information on this can be found here. Ted hated when the children next door … Continue reading One line horror – Creepy in 140 characters or less.
Today I thought I would go through, step-by-step, how I plan my novels. I’ll use my novel The Log House as an example as its freshest in my mind, but really this applies to anything I do. I hope it helps you on your own writing journeys! For more information on The Log House click … Continue reading Novel planning – Or, getting lost on Spotify
I wrote my first horror story when I was eight years old. Honestly I don’t know why I decided to write it. I think we had recently been creating stories in school, crafting booklets and drawing images to go with them. Maybe I decided to work on some more at home. Or maybe I was … Continue reading My first horror story – the birth of the creepy kid
I am now several weeks into crowdfunding my horror novel with Unbound. There have been highs, lows and everything in between. First the highs. I am over a quarter of the way to my funding target. So many people have believed in me enough to support my novel and I am so so grateful! Somebody … Continue reading My novel progress – Editing and self doubt
I recently had a discussion online about what I consider to be “horror fiction”. These days there seems to be genres within genres, and everyone has a different opinion on what constitutes “horror”. I’m going to go over what I would consider horror fiction, but I would love for you all to argue with me … Continue reading What is “horror fiction”? – Why are there so many genres?