• Self-Publishing,  Writing

    On writing short

    It’s taken me a long time to get into a sort of groove with my writing. I’ve learned to plot just enough to keep me going on the story without getting stale or losing my way (thanks largely to the “Beats” chapters in Write. Publish. Repeat by Sean Platt and Johnny B Truant – highly recommended for writers everywhere). Apart from the plotting side of things, it was always hard for me to work out a word count to aim for. Years ago when I first started writing, I’d done my research into manuscript lengths accepted by various publishers, depending on the genre etc. The general rule of thumb back…

  • LGBT+ YA

    “First Time for Everything” Anthology Release Day is here!

    It’s release day for the “First Time for Everything” YA anthology! Woohoo! I’ve enjoyed the last few months of working with Harmony Ink Press on moulding my short story “Summer Crush” into it’s much prettier self and can’t wait for you to read it. You can get it direct from Harmony Ink here. The Amazon link is here. And if you like the anthology, please remember to leave a review on whichever site you purchased it from. And I’d love to hear what you think of “Summer Crush”, so feel free to comment here or email me, tweet me or ask me anything on tumblr.