Stories we tell

Stories are how the human race talks to itself. Stories we tell ourselves, stories we tell our loved-ones, stories we tell the world. Here you’ll find The Library Corner, with reviews of stories you might have missed, and articles on writing in all media. Download my free book of unusual short stories The Cupboard and join my mailing list for even more stories of all kinds.

This week’s blog

14 ways to create characters your readers will love

12 Years a Slave - Steve MAC QUEEN Chiwetel EJIOFOR historical drama

Character is at the heart of every story – whether for stage, screen or printed page. A film, book or play can be brilliantly written, exquisitely plotted, full of clever ideas, but if we develop characters that people care about, nobody will buy.

Read on


Visit the Library Corner for reviews of books you may have missed, new and old.

New interview with Bewley Books

Talking about satire, crime, books and films with Kaye Bewley of Bewley Books

The Breaking of Liam Glass

The Breaking of Liam Glass - out nowSatirical Thriller The Breaking of Liam Glass has received five star reviews, hit the Amazon best-seller lists for satire and lawyers and criminals humour, and been nominated for a Wishing Shelf book award for fiction.

“A brilliant satire on modern Britain” Between the Covers
“An intensely addictive page turner”Liz Love Books

Complete Screenwriting & Jaws Amazon Best Sellers

TeTeach Yourself: Complete Screenwriting Courseach Yourself Complete Screenwriting Course hit the Top 2 spot this year for TV Screenwriting books on Amazon and Top 5 for cinema and has sold overJaws in Space - Powerful Pitching for Film & TV Screenwriters 3,000 copies in large format worldwide.

Jaws in Space: Powerful Pitching for Film and TV came in just below at #6.

Both books have five star reviews and are recommended reading on MA courses. Check them out here…

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