Imagine being invited to sit with your favourite author as they write their next book. Witnessing the process of the story coming together, getting early access to each new chapter and seeing a novel be born in front of you.
That’s what this newsletter is all about. I’m a writer of serial fiction, publishing a new chapter each week. Along the way I’m sharing the process - warts and all - in the hope that it’ll help other writers who want to try this very public form of creativity.
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How to read Tales from the Triverse
My current fiction project is a science fiction crime thriller. I’ve been publishing weekly chapters for over two years now, with readers joining me for the journey.
It’s hard-hitting speculative fiction that explores current day political and social issues. It also has dragons and spaceships, obviously. It’s all free to read, though if you want to catch up on the whole thing the simplest way is to grab yourself a paid subscription, which comes with the ebook collection.
My previous projects
I know what I’m doing when it comes to serial fiction. I’ve been writing online serial fiction since 2015, and have completed three projects so far. Tales from the Triverse is my fourth and most ambitious.
No Adults Allowed (2020) is an optimistic, post-apocalypse mixture of Lord of the Flies and Heart of Darkness, about responsibility and parenting and well-meaning but murderous AI. You can get this one as an ebook or paperback from Amazon.
The Mechanical Crown (2016 - 2019) is my epic fantasy adventure, packed full of airships, swords, battles and politics. It’s big and exciting and I’m very proud of it. Currently behind a paywall on Wattpad.
A Day of Faces (2015 - 2016) was my debut and is a YA coming-of-age story about a snake girl and her shape-shifting friend who accidentally wind up changing the world. It’s hard to explain. Also behind the paywall on Wattpad for the moment.
A bit about me
I’m a writer based in Norwich, England. Here’s me looking overly serious and beardy:
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. I’m currently publishing weekly chapters of my anthology series, Tales from the Triverse, which is a mash-up of a police procedural, science fiction and fantasy.
You might have heard me on The Writing Life podcast which I produced for several years. I’ve spoken about serialisation at Primadonna Festival and for the National Centre for Writing. I’ve also taught for the BBC, FutureLearn, LinkedIn Learning, Access Creative and the Africa Game Developers Community. These days I work at One Further helping cultural organisations do exciting digital things.
AI declaration: I used MidJourney for much of 2022, but as of February 2023 I no longer use generative AI for images. Everything I publish from February onward will be created by humans. More details here.
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