Hi folks! So Million Eyes II: The Unraveller has been out a week and I just wanted to share how publication day went for me. I remember reading an article by Kristen Kieffer, author of Build Your Best Writing Life, about her own publication day. How it felt like any other day: after writing some… Continue reading My publication day reflections
A new Million Eyes short story has been published in the Rushmoor Writers 70th anniversary anthology The Thing About Seventy, available now from Amazon as a paperback and an ebook. The story is called What Happened To 70? and is a Doctor Who-esque tale set in 1984, about two women. One gets invited by a… Continue reading New Million Eyes short story published in anthology “The Thing About Seventy”
Good day readers! As mentioned in my article last week (which was great therapy by the way — I've felt heaps better since then), I've been wanting to relaunch my website with a new design and name. So here it is! While I always liked the name "Behind The Curtain", it was more reflective of my… Continue reading Voila! A new look & feel for the website
In case you missed it on Facebook and Twitter, this is a quick post to say that I'm now a very proud Grindstone Literary shortlisted novelist. I entered the first 3,000 words of a new work-in-progress novel called Scuzzling — a conspiracy thriller with religious themes set in a fantasy world — into their international novel competition. It ended up… Continue reading I’m now a Grindstone Literary shortlisted novelist!
Good day readers! And a very happy new year to you all! I hope you all had exceptionally merry Christmasses. So, the blog is back after a Christmas break, and I'd like to thank all my loyal readers and followers for sticking with me and enjoying the blog for, crikey, nearly two and a half… Continue reading Happy new year mystery and conspiracy fans!
Happy Thursday! So I’m starting a monthly update to share where I am with my short stories, my novel Million Eyes, and to offer any words of wisdom I can to fellow writers – based on my experiences. (A new conspiracy article will follow next week.) Who is Rudolph Fentz? – forthcoming publication I announced… Continue reading Dealing with subjective critiques + story updates
Hello lovely readers. This is just a quick announcement to let you know that I have launched a new website, Christopher Writes Copy. As you know, I'm a freelance copywriter for businesses as well as an author and blogger. Now, lots of people – I've discovered – don't actually know what copywriting is. Some people think it's… Continue reading New copywriting website launched
On Black Friday, I drove to Bristol for the launch of the first To Hull and Back Short Story Anthology, which features the winning and shortlisted stories from the To Hull and Back Competition. To my continued surprise, my short story Psycho was actually placed second. I thought I would share some snaps and stories from the event... After sitting in… Continue reading Snaps and stories from the “To Hull and Back Short Story Anthology” Book Launch
As I've now got three short stories set in the Million Eyes universe in production (two virtually completed), I thought I would dedicate a page to them and explain a bit more about what they are. This page is now live and titled The Million Eyes Short Stories. I've also added a short blurb about the first book in… Continue reading The latest on the Million Eyes Short Stories