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Hearing Voices

Hearing Voices

All stories, in my experience, begin with a spark of an idea. It can come from anywhere. An image, a line of dialogue, a problem in need of a solution. For The Harder We Fall, the spark came from one simple, but endlessly intriguing, question: What if? It all began when I decided to start […]
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My Favourite Books of 2020

My Favourite Books of 2020

Every January, I like to take a look back at the books I read for the first time in the previous year and pick my favourites. I've had the pleasure of reading some wonderful books over the past 12 months, so picking a handful has been tough, but here they are: My Favourite Books of […]
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The Experiment Background Scene - Young Patrick

The Experiment Background Scene - Young Patrick

When I was beginning my journey with Patrick and Logan for The Experiment I used a book called Story Genius to help me dig deeper into the backgrounds of the characters. This involved writing a few short scenes from their pasts that helped solidify their flawed worldviews. This month, I thought I'd share one of […]
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Many Paths to the Same Place

Many Paths to the Same Place

After finishing nine books and starting on my tenth, I've reached one conclusion about the writing process: every book is different. This may not sound like a big deal, but for me it's actually quite horrifying. When I first started writing, I spent a lot of time reading about the wonderful and unique writing processes […]
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The Experiment: The Soundtrack

The Experiment: The Soundtrack

Music has always played a big part in my life and every book I write comes with its own soundtrack. Book soundtracks are invaluable as they keep me focused on the current book, even when I'm not writing. I listen to them when I'm driving in the car, cooking bacon and eggs for a big […]
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The Book My Subconscious Plotted Behind My Back

The Book My Subconscious Plotted Behind My Back

Usually, when I start writing a new book, it begins with a little spark of an idea. An opening scene, a what if question, random snatches of dialogue that wander unbidden through my brain. In this regard, The Experiment began as any other novel would. With a spark! I was hanging out at home one […]
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Ebooks for the Win!

Ebooks for the Win!

The superiority debate between ebooks and paperbacks has been going as long as ereaders have been around. Both are viable methods of reading books, but which provides the most enjoyable reading experience? The answer, of course, is this: It depends on who you're asking. Some people love the convenience of carrying several hundred ebooks around […]
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My Favourite Books of 2019

My Favourite Books of 2019

Hello and welcome to 2020! I hope you had a wonderful, relaxing holiday period and have started the new year off with a bang! This month, I've taken some time to look back over all the books I bought in 2019 (they weren't necessarily published in 2019) to bring you a list of my favourites. […]
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Becoming Us: The Soundtrack

Becoming Us: The Soundtrack

Music has always played a big part in my life and every book I write comes with its own soundtrack. Book soundtracks are invaluable as they keep me focused on the current book even when I'm not writing. I listen to them when I'm driving in the car, cooking bacon and eggs for a big […]
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