Author Archives: Craig Hallam

About Craig Hallam

Author of Speculative Fiction. Not Before Bed, The Adventures of Alan Shaw and Greaveburn are out now. Embrace the Weird!

Research is your friend

It strikes me that I don’t talk about my writing process very much and, contrary to popular belief, I do have one. While I do most of my plotting in my head, only setting it down in notes when it’s … Continue reading

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Marketing Your Book: How I did it

Take a seat, and let the Wise Man kwell your fears… With Greaveburn on its way Inspired Quill have seen fit to assign me my own Marketing Womble, as I like to call her. (Hi Lea! More from her soon!) … Continue reading

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Writers: Are you ready?

I’ve learnt from personal experience (and plenty of it bad) that sometimes, when you think your work is pretty awesome, it isn’t. I did it with my first novel, Beyond Tor. Just because I was impressed with myself for finishing … Continue reading

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What is YA?

Since hitting the internet hard with the unwanted presence like a stinking corpse on the windshield, I’ve come across hundreds and hundreds of ‘YA authors’. Twitter is especially packed with them: ‘Jenny Bloggs – I love my cats, my crochet … Continue reading

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The Nature of Inspiration

Inspiration is one of those abstract concepts that baffles me, especially since I spend most of my time waiting for it to happen (A bit like when I was 16 and waiting for The Sex to spontaneously occur despite braces … Continue reading

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Welcome to Steel City Writers!

Hello one and all, and welcome to our new blog. Let us start by introducing ourselves. We’re a writing group based in and around Sheffield, UK, a little gang of folks who met on the Open University’s creative writing course, and … Continue reading

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