This was a fun challenge from Writing Magazine. It was a competition to write 1,500-1,700 words of dialogue with no attribution or tags. Literally pure dialogue which is supposed to make enough sense to be read without the need for any other clues. I didn’t actually submit the piece (time and the general dissatisfaction of the writer over their work) but I hope you like the dialogue and the...
Hi, I’m Edward Terry
I am a writer/editor. I enjoy it. Whether it’s researching for an article, or taking an idea and shaping into powerful copy, or writing marketing materials I enjoy it all. I am also a good editor and have supported technical book publishing alongside my online work. Most of my work has been online, but some print work also. I also enjoy writing fiction and poetry which you will find examples of on this site.
I have been writing for websites for over 20 years as a website professional – having also run my own web agency for 12 years – and fiction and poetry longer than that.
I have 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. You can also read more about this on my Building a Better Restaurant Website post.
Editing work ranges from small pieces for online publishing (for example blogs), to foreign translations which may not be as good as they could be, to longer print pieces which need to be checked for everything from overall style down to line edits and grammar.
Interested in working with me? Great! Get in touch here.
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.
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). I am participating in my first NaNoWriMo this year (2020) so wish me luck!
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 a collection of resources I call “A Little Life Wisdom” and ranges from personal development book reviews to insights about personal development and more focused articles on health, wellness, character, values, finances, vision, etc.
The second is my Restaurant Blue Book which is all about the restaurant business (since I ran restaurants for the last 14 years). This site is also a business site as it offers my restaurant director skills for hire.
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.