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Combat – Why I like writing about it so much


Combat. There’s nothing I like more – aside from coffee – than reading or writing about combat. I’m not talking about mental-based combat such as psionics or magic, I’m talking about the physical, the visceral, weapons-based and empty-handed combat. I’ve always enjoyed writing about such things, often to the consternation of my primary school teachers. … Continue reading

Submission, Rejection, Redemption


Recently, Abaddon Publishers had an open submissions window. The last one that I entered was about two years ago, and I put forward a sci-fi, futuristic steampunk Hornblower story. The idea and the world were sound, the character was suitably flawed, and the ship’s chaplain was a right bastard. In a good way. Unfortunately they … Continue reading

Writing for the Black Library – Think you’ve got what it takes?


Writing for the Black Library is a dream for many fans of the Games Workshop universes set in Warhammer Fantasy and Warhammer 40k. Its fans are legion and dedicated, and the universes are packed with ideas that have people salivating as they line up to buy the next Sarah Cawkwell, David Guymer or Dan Abnett book. Some … Continue reading

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