The official web residence of the King of Welsh Noir
Novelist, playwright, copywriter, enemy of tyrants, poet, silly twerp who needs a boot up his arse….just who is the King of Welsh Noir?
Six novels in the cult Aberystwyth Noir series, and a new detective series. Is there no stopping this man? Yes, he’s broke.
Dean of St. Custard’s
Giving birth to your first novel is never easy, visit St. Custard’s College, Oxford, for some advice on delivering that brainchild.
He writes ads too, like this one. Can you see any copy on it? I can’t. He still charged for it, though. Bloody scoundrel.
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Some people said I couldn’t sing, but no one could say I didn’t sing—Florence Foster Jenkins
Or take a look at some recent blog morsels
Writing tutors are forever exhorting us to ‘show don’t tell’. It’s a bit like being told to eat your greens when you were a child. One man even returned from the grave to remind us of its...
The big wooden door of Santa Maria della Scala hospital creaked open. The Blessed Saint Bernadine of Siena peered through the gap. ‘Yes?’ he said, inspecting me through rheum-filled eyes. ‘I’ve come...
A round-Oxford bus ticket. £4.30. That’s all. For the price of two cups of coffee, you can lay the ghost that wanders through the labyrinth of your heart. You can finally get started on that novel....