Writer’s Glossary: Requiem Fantasy

Today on the Writer’s Glossary… Requiem Fantasy: This is a term I came across about fifteen years ago to describe a particular, and possibly under explored, genre of fantasy writing. Unlike the Gothic style of daemons falling into particular categories such as the Vampire, Werewolf or Mummy, requiem fantasy instead takes its inspiration from the…

North Curry Writers

Introducing North Curry Writers

Sometimes it’s hard to find your local writing group. There may be a coven of writers, lurking right under your nose without you knowing it and this could be the case with the North Curry Writers, in Somerset – a great group for beginners.

YA epistolary novel

Writer’s Glossary: Epistolary Novel

An epistolary novel tells its story using letters or other types of papers and documents, such as diary entries, newspaper clippings and files. It was a particularly popular form in the 18th century. Famous examples of epistolary novels are Clarissa by Samuel Richardson and Dangerous Liaisons by Choderlos de Laclos.

Taunton Literary Festival

From Page to Literary Festival

I’m in the midst of a writer’s journey. On 22 November, my first work of fiction (fit for public consumption) is making its debut at Taunton Literary Festival, in Somerset. With just over a month to go, I’m beginning to feel the pressure.


What is Published?

There are a few creative writers who genuinely write for themselves alone: they don’t want to be published and they don’t care if no one else reads what they write. When I say a few, if a writer is honest with themselves that is really a very small few. Most people write because they love…