Who’s a busy boy, then?

I realise I’ve been blogging a lot about myself lately and less about interesting things story- and publishing-related. I apologise for that, and can only ask you to bear with me. I guess I’ve just been a bit busy lately. Also, as is often the case in this game, a bunch of things have happened all at once. It’s funny how a writer can spend all their time writing and collecting rejections, then a bunch of acceptances and publications all come at once. Like buses. Or perhaps that’s just me. Anyway, I’ll blog about interesting non-me-related things later this week, but for now here’s a bit of a link salad of stuff that is largely, though not exclusively, about yours truly. Hopefully there’s something for everyone in this post.

So, here goes:

Firstly, I’m sure you all know about my writer’s resource ebook, Write The Fight Right. It’s all about writing effective, realistic fight scenes. Recently Joanna Penn, of The Creative Penn, interviewed me on the subject and our chat is now up on YouTube. Here it is:

The page all about the book is here.

I was also interviewed about my writing by Wily Writers editor, Angel Leigh McCoy. You can read that interview here.

My latest bit of non-fiction, an opinion piece about personal responsibility and dog ownership is published now at The Punch.

And lastly for now, the last couple of episodes of ThrillerCast, the thriller and genre-writing podcast I co-host with David Wood, are up now. Episode 25 includes an interview with thriller writer Sean Ellis, who also happens to be the editor of The Game anthology, in which both David and I have a story. Episode 26 is an extra-long ep which includes an interview with thriller and fantasy author A J Hartley, where he talks about his latest project, the novelisation of Shakespeare’s Macbeth. They’re a great couple of episodes, even if I do say so myself. Find those here.

So that’s it for now – told you it was going to be a bit of a link salad. Enjoy, and please share with anyone you think might be interested.


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2 thoughts on “Who’s a busy boy, then?

  1. Nice one! My nominee for the worst fight scenes ever is the Legend of the Seeker television series. Every episode had an almost identical fight scene about 3/4 of the way through. The bad guys always attacked one at a time. Since Kahlan only carried knives, these big dudes with longswords always did her the courtesy of charging close in with sword upraised so she could stab them. Each fight always culminated with Richard (played by a guy who was much too small to be believable as a fighting man) leaping high into the air (slow motion of course) with his sword high above his head. The bad guy(s) never thought to simply run him through as he was coming down, but politely waited for him to awesomely smash them on top of the head. At that point, no matter how many bad guys remained, the fight was pretty much over. I made it through most of a season, but finally couldn’t take it any more.

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