There are few things more fun than writing
Whether it's full length novels and biographies or short stories and talks, the thrill of forging words into stories, of bringing characters to life, of creating something out of nothing, is electric - even if it is also often frustrating and complex.
And this site is where I put it all. Here you'll find my various pieces of writing, including novels, Bible books and the like, together with blog articles on microholding (aka small smallholding) which is one of my passions.
I update things as often as I can, but I'm usually busy writing, publishing, running my microholding, hanging out with the family or teaching musical instruments, so I can't promise everything will always be up to the minute.
Let me know if you have any questions. Feel free to comment on any posts, and I hope you enjoy your visit.
All the best
I’d like to say a big thank you to my son, David, who edited the mess of audio I gave him, and even managed to get the whole thing finished up by the end of April. Good job!
Watch this space…… Read More
An exciting opportunity has arisen to write a screenplay based on a specific aspect of World War II. Having spent the last month or so researching – reading every book on the topic and watching what felt like most of YouTube – I am now starting work on plotting out the scenes.
Just thought I’d share that. And you never know, you might even get the chance to watch it on the big screen one day…… Read More
So, with only a vague idea of where this book is headed, I have set out on the voyage to write the third in the Omnifex Chronicles: Montgomery’s Fear of the Dark.
The aim to get 50-60 thousand words written by the end of November, which will hopefully make up the entire first draft. Subsequent drafts will grow the book by up to 20% as plots reveal themselves and have to be tidied up and have back stories added etc. Most of the plots emerge as the book’s being written, but the main one (and a few side plots) … Read More
Check out the cover from the CWR design team – lovely work!
Now that I have a tentative title and a possible plot for the third Montgomery book – “Montgomery’s Fear of the Dark” – I have decided to change the voice for this one. By voice, I really mean the book’s point-of-view. For Montgomery’s Trouble in the Underworld and Montgomery’s Battle with Atlantis, the whole story is told from Montgomery’s point-of-view. This worked fine for what was a fairly straightforward plot, even with a few twists and turns, but book 3 is going to be faster paced and with more story strands woven together. At this point in the planning … Read More