To The Last Word Writing Magazine


For the last three decades I’ve been published every month in the UK’s best-selling magazine for writers, Writing Magazine. If you’ve found your way here after seeing my advert in Writing Magazine or reading one of my articles, welcome!

Most recently, the October issue included my profile of the fantasy and science fiction author Stephen Palmer (Tommy Catkins, The Factory Girl Trilogy). Over the last couple of years my feature articles have covered, among many other topics, a guide through all the myriad decisions you need to take to decide the best way to tell any particular story, the question of how much grit to put in your story, editing a NaMoWrMo novel, finding the right character names, different styles of screen dialogue, the pros and cons for a writer upgrading to Windows 10, and writing lessons to be learned from the screenplay of the science fiction classic, The Terminator. I’ve enquired as to ‘what do readers want?’, explored what really compelling fictional characters have in common, and offered a guide to developing a five year writing plan.

Now you’re here take a look around and see what I can do for you. Take a look at my portfolio or blog, then send me an email or call me (details in the box on the right) or use the contact form. I’ll be delighted to hear from you for a no obligation chat about your writing.

If you don’t know Writing Magazine yet but are a writer looking for new markets for your work – from literary magazines to genre outlets open to submissions in Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror, Crime, Romance, Historical and must else besides – check out my monthly news reports. I cover everything from print magazines and e-titles are looking for great new content, through news pieces on the latest publishing imprints, writing competition announcements, award results and just about anything else related to the world of books, writing and magazines. For details about the latest issue click here. Below you’ll see a selection of recent covers.