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How to interview yourself: Seaton Kay-Smith on A Fistful of Clones

Our new Impulse Voyager author Seaton Kay-Smith not only adapted his own screenplay into his new book A Fistful of Clones, but when he came into the office a few weeks ago we set him the considerable challenge of interviewing himself! He has written a fantastic article for SFFWorld all about how he wrote the […]

Writing with Emotion by Duncan Lay

If you’re a budding author, then I’m sure you’ve either gone through courses or at least read a few books about writing. I don’t think I have any insights beyond what is already available on the internet. But I can tell you what works for me. If anyone asks me advice about writing, I always […]

Forum Writing Challenges!

Forum Writing Challenges!

Who out there likes to write short stories?! Over in our Notepad Forum we’ve revived one of our old website’s popular ideas- a writing challenge! The idea is to write a short story that must include 3 random concepts- they could be the core of the story or just incidental details- its up to the […]

A Tale of Oz, Feminism and Writing Responsibly

A Tale of Oz, Feminism and Writing Responsibly

A few friends and I went to see Oz the Great and Powerful on the weekend. While we all agreed that we largely had fun, the more we thought about it, the more we were disappointed. I’ll try to not spoil anything, but suffice to say we all agreed the characterisations were thin and that […]

Writing the Timestalker series

Writing the Timestalker series

People always ask me what it’s like writing the Timestalker series. It follows the adventures of a time travelling detective, Kannon Dupree, who solves exotic mysteries set in different times and places. And as the latest book in the series, Coyote, has just come out, I know I’ll need to hone my answer to that […]