Writing My Novel: An Essay

Back in the winter of 2015, I attended a seminar for my English Literature class which started the wheel towards what I now have today. A very nearly completed novel. Sat amongst a largely mature classroom of fellow Open Uni students, we were given a task. This was to generate a list of completely randomContinue reading “Writing My Novel: An Essay”

A Look Toward 2020

Judging by the dates of my previous posts, you’ll be right in assuming I’ve gone off the boil somewhat. Quite a bit actually. I’ve dabbled in blogging here and there ever since my very long stint of book reviewing as TheNovelReviewer and TheLordOfTheReads. I’d amassed quite a following and was going at it for aContinue reading “A Look Toward 2020”

Easter Special: A new roommate named Jesus [Reddit Original]

An excellent writing prompt I found on Reddit. It’s be an extraordinarily long time since I posted here. I’ve been productive though, not to worry! A small thing called a novel stumbled out of my head and it’s all on ‘paper’ now. So there’s that. Going through the motions of editing but I hope toContinue reading “Easter Special: A new roommate named Jesus [Reddit Original]”

Rhododendrons [University Project]

I initially wrote this for an assignment on my degree. Completing my literature/creative writing BA, I was tasked with writing a piece of fiction and decided upon this. I want to take this further, given the fact I felt 1,500 was too little a word count and I had too many ideas for the characters.Continue reading “Rhododendrons [University Project]”

The Time Travelling Reaper [Reddit Original]

“What do you mean, it’s a bad idea? It’s a fantastic idea!” “Winston, is it any wonder why this has been disapproved by the entire board. It’s not ready!” “Blimey, who put your dong in a thong? They’re pessimists, Alfred, pessimists. The science is there. It’s the 23rd century, not the 22nd, we’ve ironed outContinue reading “The Time Travelling Reaper [Reddit Original]”

The F*cker [Reddit Original]

NSFW:  Another rushed piece I didn’t have time to finish. Busy with the new job! Like the previous, I’ve drawn from Stephen King massively. I also get inspiration from the likes of Jo Nesbo and even Dean Koontz who has a particular way of describing a scene. Anyhoo, this one’s a little NSFW, hence IContinue reading “The F*cker [Reddit Original]”

The Three Scavengers [Reddit Original]

Another piece from [WP] on Reddit. I now write there under the name Book_Wizard. This one needs a bit of editing but needed to post it up on here for the time being. I want to focus on Spring Town. Hope you enjoy! No one knows how the festering remains of Kain came to lieContinue reading “The Three Scavengers [Reddit Original]”

Springtown

The sun was shining, the bees were buzzing and Mr and Mrs Wonder were butchering their 12 year old son into a bloody mash. Speckles of blood jumped up from each devastating blow, showering the side of the house red and the fronts of their clothes. Mrs Wonder wiped a stray piece of gut fromContinue reading “Springtown”

Drippy the Rain Drop

Here’s a short-story about a rain drop called Drippy. I wrote it in an alarmingly short space of time when I was huddled inside my families craft shop. My imagination suddenly sparked. I could write about anything. Anything my Nan asked? What about a rain drop…