Bard of the Isles
About the BIWC
This is Chapter 1 of a novel which reached the semi-final of SPFBO4 in 2018-19. A story of war and its aftermath.
A grimdark and violent take on a story Hans Christian Anderson would never have imagined!
Meet the Author aims to showcase the work of one of our group in each edition.
His first book was a SPFBO finalist, people raved about it. You'd think writing the sequel would be a doddle. Steve explains why it was anything but!
Maggie needs to move house after a break-up. It means starting life all over again, a fresh start.
But where should she live?
The occupational health nurse had told him to relax.
Not such an easy thing to do.
In September Anna Stephens published her final installment of her Godblind trilogy. We talked to her about its genesis, female characters in grimdark settings and being good with a sword.
Adverbs. Friend or foe?
This article frames the classic debate with quotes from authors and sharp-witted observation to get you thinking.
Exhaustion dominates the life of a junior doctor. A story told from experience of life on the front line of the NHS.
This is a story about grief.
Sometimes it's the strangest things we learn to value after the passing of a loved one.
Worldbuilding depends on the genre, there are rules and conventions to adhere to and understanding them is crucial to success. Here's why.