The David Gemmell
Awards for Fantasy



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!


I’m grateful to David McDonnell, editor of iconic and much mourned Starlog magazine, for reminding me of this interview I conducted with bestselling fantasy author David Eddings back in 1995 (issue number 210). 

If you’d like to read the entire interview it’s online here.  Just increase the zoom.

Here’s the opening spread: