Writer’s Block

Writer’s block.  Is that what you rest your head on, waiting for that nice sharp blade to drop down and lop it off?  Or is it the particular piece of cliff you stand upon, looking down into the abyss below, a void of wordlessness? Do you sit there, pen, pencil or...

The Interview

Hi everyone.  I’m Shaun Allan and I’m an author from Grimsby in the UK.  I’ve written for most of my life (I couldn’t hold a pen in the early days) and have penned a variety of stories, ranging from science fiction to horror to humour to...

Planning a Book

Plan your book?  Plan?  Hold on while I look that up in the dictionary… Hmmm… I can’t say that applies to me.  Perhaps I should plan my books, but I just can’t.  If I try to, I end up feeling the writing is forced.  Usually, I have no idea where a book or story is...

On Writing

Writing… What’s the difference between a writer and an author?  Or is there even one?  I write.  I’m not sure which of the two categories I fall into, or if I have a foot in both, but I write.  And I do that because I can’t help it. I never...

On Location

The Seven Hills – A setting from ‘Sin’ They say write what you know. It’s an interesting premise, though I’m not sure it always works. Did Tolkien have experience of fantastical creatures? Or Rowling of wizards and wizarding school? Maybe they did....

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