The Safety of the Realm. A new Steampunk adventure.

This novel will be the sequel to my 2019 publication, The Sensaurum and the Lexis. Once again, Jackson and Jessamine, in their roles as two of The Orphan Detectives, must thwart another plot to destroy civilisation as we know it. … Continued

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Creating a Steampunk World

As some of you may know, I wrote a textbook on World-Building, I thought you might be interested in a sample chapter, dealing with Steampunk, that quasi-Victorian land of heroes and villains, not forgetting the King and a good cup … Continued

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World-building, Creating a Steampunk world.

Following on from my last post, I mentioned that I really enjoyed creating my Steampunk world of Norlandia. When you look at Victorian times, there was an explosion of new technology, it was just as exciting a time to live … Continued

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Looking back at 2019

At the end of December, it’s almost obligatory to look back over the year and consider what you’ve achieved. There’s a risk involved with blowing your own trumpet – but as it’s my website; I feel entitled to. If I … Continued

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Blog Hopping, Critical resources

What are the most important resources for writers? (Magazines, books, websites, etc.) I must confess to being somewhat confused. Clearly there are some important writers resources missing from the prompt. How about that most vital of resources, coffee? Not forgetting … Continued

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The Indie Showcase presents, Jim Webster

There’s a bit of a different feel to the Showcase this week. I first found Jim’s writing a while ago and was immediately entranced (I think that’s a suitable word) by his style and the depth of his imagination. I’m … Continued

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What’s next? Work in progress.

As I said last time, it’s a relief to get the completed work ready for beta reads, as a bonus, it’s got my creativity flowing again on the other work I have started and not yet finished. This week I’m … Continued

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What should I publish next? Beta Readers Wanted, apply below.

Before we get to the good stuff, the details of the novels available for beta reads, let me update you on where I am, so to speak. I’d also like to talk a little about the importance of beta readers. … Continued

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