Note to aspiring writers
It’s always good to hear from you, and I’m more than happy to answer your questions about the craft of writing and the publishing business if I can.  What I can’t do is undertake to read/critique your manuscript.  Nor can I help you find a publisher or agent.  Sorry, but if I said yes to the many requests I get I’d spend all my time reading your work and never doing my own.  The best advice I can offer if you want to be a writer is … write.  A lot.  And read copiously too, to learn from the way others do it. 
Good luck!


In last month’s update I celebrated the fact that my first Orcs novel, Bodyguard of Lightning, had clocked up twenty years since its original publication.  I forgot to mention that back in July it was six years since Gollancz made The Complete Orcs e-bookavailable. 

The Complete Orcs contains both trilogies and a short story; 800+ pages (4396KB) for around the same price as a single volume of any of the novels.  Details of the Kindle edition are here.