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How to be an author, by guest writer David Guymer – Part Three

Alternative Realities

David Guymer, best selling author for the Black Library, the Godfather of Gotrek and Felix has kindly written a guest blog for us. This is part three.

The hard part – or doing it again

That story went on to become The Tilean’s Talisman and I’d intended to show the synopsis I’d written as an example of how one should look but, written in the dank mists of 2011 as it was, I can’t seem to find it.

It was probably terribly embarrassing anyway, but luckily there’s no shortage of synopses around here. As a booby prize, here’s the synopsis I wrote for a short story Prince of Souls, which, though it was commissioned and written, unfortunately never actually got published:

A party of dark elves have hit upon a necropolis complex in the sands around the dead city of Numas. The group is led by a witch, Jorhag…

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Father of two beautiful daughters and married to the beautiful Karen, Matthew has been reading and writing fantasy and science fiction since he first read the Hobbit at the age of 7. Matthew was Features Editor, Technical Consultant and regular columnist for magazines such as ‘Fighters’, ‘Combat’, ‘TKD & Korean Martial Arts’ and ‘Traditional Karate’. These are the four leading martial arts magazines in the United Kingdom. He is also the author of the critically acclaimed 'Practical Taekwondo: Back to the Roots', which has been sold around the world. With regard to his martial arts background he has been studying martial arts since 1991. In 1995 he hosted Professor Rick Clark of the ADK and since then has been studying pressure points and their uses in the martial arts and on the street (initially as a Special Constable and as a Door Supervisor). All of this practical hands-on experience means that he is uniquely placed to write fight scenes that are not only plausible but some of which are based on personal or anecdotal experience. Matthew has had a number of short stories published by Fringe Works, KnightWatch Press, Anderfam Press and Emby Press.


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