Posted 1 week ago

Creating Fantasy Maps for Your Fantasy Novel

Creating Fantasy Maps for Your Fantasy Novel

small map

This week, I’ve been getting closer to finishing the editing on my novel, and as a consequence got rather excited about the idea of publishing it.  So I naturally started thinking about layout, and the possibility of including a map.

If you’re anything like me, when you’re writing about fantasy places, you’ll find it’s really useful to draw out the key locations on paper.  Then come several…

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Posted 1 week ago

Jackie Gamber and H. David Blalock Round 2 Interview Questions

Jackie Gamber and H. David Blalock Round 2 Interview Questions

Today, I’m thrilled to be continuing the interview questions started over on The Rage Circus Vs the Soulless Void for TCM’s Trilogy Virtual Tour.  Jackie Gamber and H. David Blalock have kindly answered my questions on their writing habits and inspiration.

First, over to Jackie Gamber:

Sela by Jackie Gamber

DD. Which writers inspired – or continue to inspire you – to write?

JG: I’m a huge Ray Bradbury fan. I have a…

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Posted 2 weeks ago

Fortune’s Thief Background and Plans

I’ve been working on a novel on and off over the last few years, which I’m currently refining prior to self-publishing.  ‘Fortune’s Thief’ is a low-fantasy action-adventure set in a world very similar to earth, or a place that could be earth thousands of years ago, before written records began.

I’ve never been a huge fan of high fantasy. If a story’s characters are elves and were-bears and…

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Posted 3 weeks ago

Bob Freeman Guest Post: Top Ten Scariest Moments in Horror Films

Bob Freeman Guest Post: Top Ten Scariest Moments in Horror Films

I’m delighted to host a guest post for Bob Freeman on my Blog today. I asked Bob to pick his top 10 scariest scenes in horror films. Over to Bob!

10. When Robbie Freeling’s evil clown doll snatches him up and drags him under  the bed in Poltergeist.

9. The demonic wheelchair causing Claire Norman to take a tumble in The Changeling.

8.  Pretty much every scene Pennywise the Clown makes an…

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Posted 1 month ago

Crymsyn Hart Guest Post: Top 10 Animated Films

Crymsyn Hart Guest Post: Top 10 Animated Films

Crymsyn Hart is on a virtual tour with her new book ‘Death’s Dance’. As part of her tour, I’m pleased to be hosting a guest post on her top 10 animated films.  Over to Crymsyn!

Top Ten Animated/3D Films

I’ve seen a lot of movies in my time, way too many to count. A few of them have stuck with me over time and then there are some that have not. However, when I was asked to list my top ten most…

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Posted 1 month ago

Crymsyn Hart: Death’s Dance Virtual Tour Date

Crymsyn Hart: Death’s Dance Virtual Tour Date

I’m pleased to announce that my blog will host a Top 10 Guest Post by author Crymsyn Hart.  Drop by on Thursday 21/08/14 for her Top 10 Animated Films post.

In the meantime, details of her current virtual tour are below:

Virtual Tour
Author: Crymsyn Hart
Featured Book: Death’s Dance


CrymsynHartAbout Crymsyn Hart:Crymsyn Hart is a national bestselling author of over seventy paranormal romance and horror…

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Posted 1 month ago

Animation Tutorial for Poser over on Renderosity

Renderosity are currently offering a series of useful tutorials for Poser - all for free!  Their latest is all about animation.  

Posted 1 month ago

New Website Launch

I’ve spent some time over the last few months revamping my 3D Fantasy Art website. I made the switch from Dreamweaver to WordPress, and so far, I’m not regretting it! Here’s the new homepage:

homepage shot

The new site has 2 tutorial sections:

A starter tutorials section, covering Carrara, Poser and Daz| Studio

starter tyts

And a list of other tutorials, covering Poser, Carrara and Photoshop.


I’m working on new…

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Posted 1 month ago

Fire Elf – Picture of the Week

I’ve been really busy with the day-job in the last few months, but I made some time for fun renders the other week and made this image.  

Posted 3 months ago

Monster Hunter - Blood Trails - A Vampire Story set in Aberystwyth!

Monster Hunter – Blood Trails – A Vampire Story set in Aberystwyth!

I just found out that another anthology with one of my stories in has just been published: Monster Hunter Blood Trails.  My contribution was a vampire story, which was set in Aberystwyth in my mind, but I ended up changing the name slightly.

monster hunter blood trails cover

Monster Hunter Blood Trails

“Maybe 1,000 years ago, a poet wrote one of the most compelling tales of adventure that the world has ever known. That poem,…

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