Hello! You’ve found your way to my Substack newsletter. I’m a writer of serialised fiction and I put all of my work up online for anyone to read. This newsletter is where I share writing tips and insight from my own experience, links to useful resources and early access to my stories. I tend to have a focus on technology and finding interesting, practical tools for writers.
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Later in 2021 I’ll be adding an optional paid tier for readers who want early access to my fiction. The next early access project will be Multiverse Mysteries, a police procedural set across multiple alternate dimensions. (more on that soon)
You can check out my previous books for free on Wattpad:
The Mechanical Crown is my epic fantasy adventure, packed full of airships, swords, battles and politics.
No Adults Allowed is an optimistic post-apocalypse mixture of Lord of the Flies and Heart of Darkness, with a central thesis that young people are amazing.
A Day of Faces is a YA coming-of-age story about a snake girl and her shape-shifting friend who accidentally change the world. It’s hard to explain.
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More about me
I’m a writer based in Norwich, England. I write science fiction and fantasy, much of it released in serialised form online. You might have heard me on The Writing Life podcast which I produce at the National Centre for Writing.
My debut novel A Day of Faces was serialised in 2015 and 2016, winning a Watty Award in 2016 and hitting over 179,000 reads online. It’s about youth, revolution and shape-shifting animal people. I completed a 3-year, serialised, weekly run on my follow-up book The Mechanical Crown in 2019 and was selected by Wattpad for their Star programme. In 2020 during the Covid-19 pandemic I serialised the YA novel No Adults Allowed, a post-apocalyptic alternative to Lord of the Flies which turned out to be more timely than expected.
My How to Write Serialised Fiction short guide continues to be read by emerging online writers around the world.
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