Writing My Main WIP – The Gift It’s alive! As I continue to learn more about story structure, good plotting, character depth, show-not-tell and more (as every writer should – never stop learning), the story has evolved. The short-story that began it all has become the lead-in to what is developing into a ‘Dude with a Problem’ story (based on the Save the Cat genres)...
The predominant genres I write are sci-fi and fantasy. Sci-fi styles range from speculative to high-concept and I like to get my details right where I can (but do not profess to write hard sci-fi). Fantasy is high-concept, and sometimes blends the world of today with otherworldly places and creatures. I have also written some gothic horror.
I write short stories and poetry and am now working on longer pieces as well as screenplays. The latter is something that has always attracted me since my university days and I have done some work as an extra also (more about that on Star Now).
My story writing began in my days as a game master in the school role playing club and has included fantasy, horror, supernatural, cyberpunk, superheroes, sci-fi and historic. I ran my own Live-Action Role-Playing (LARP) and Table-Top role-playing for about 10 years and ran a number of high-concept murder mystery events. I have also been the artistic director for English Heritage’s Hallowe’en Horrors productions at Fort Amherst in Kent and managed numerous events from fully themed to corporate to education. You can read more about this here.
I have also delivered copious amounts of copywriting since 2000 for numerous web projects. I ran my own web business for about 12 years and built many websites for SMEs and crafted copy for them to deliver their key messages and boost their search engine visibility.
About this site
You’ll find a selection of my fiction writing on this site from flash fiction to poetry. There is also a growing archive of research and scrapbook entries on topics such as Gilgamesh, Witchcraft, Pagan Festivals, Fox Spirits, and more, as well as a handful of writing-related posts such as book reviews.
I also run three other non-fiction blogs.
One is called Hologram, which is my journey of discovery to become a better person. It features self-help book reviews, personal epiphanies and discusses topics such as mindfulness and other techniques we can use to find ourselves.
The second is my Restaurant Blue Book which is all about the restaurant business (since I have run restaurants for the last 13 years).
The third is hosted on Medium, called Pan’s Worldview and has a number of pieces on climate change, politics, ideology, etc, which don’t fit neatly into this site or my other blogs. I list the articles I have published on Medium on this site for reference.