Steven Chapman

Author's details

Date registered: August 16, 2011

Latest posts

  1. Stay Weird — May 26, 2017
  2. Reading confessions and red pen beatings — May 17, 2017
  3. Chunks, moving house, anxiety, and Dungeons & Dragons — May 10, 2017
  4. Case Closed — December 13, 2016
  5. The Mystery of the Missing Chunk — November 28, 2016

Most commented posts

  1. E is for Everybody is better than me! — 36 comments
  2. C is for Confidence — 30 comments
  3. B is for Bitch please, I’m a writer! — 25 comments
  4. F is for First draft — 24 comments
  5. D is for Do I have to? — 21 comments

Author's posts listings

Sep 22

FantasyCon 2016

My first FCon was in 2013 – which happened to be World FantasyCon, so I had to hit the ground running with a hell of a lot more authors than normal (pesky international buggers as well!) – I was terrified, and nervous, and tongue-tied, and flustered… …and home. I finally got to meet some of …

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May 11

Bum in seat, hands on keyboard…

I submitted my latest short story the other week (to non UK people “the other week” can mean anything up to ten years ago), and it felt…well, kind of anticlimactic. I even managed to stop hitting refresh on my emails after a day or so whilst waiting for a reply. The response will arrive when …

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Apr 11

F is for ‘Fifteen miles!’

…and also for fucksticks. Back in my day you had to walk fifteen miles to get to work…and you were glad for the bloody opportunity! It were fifteen miles t’ nearest loo, and that were only for posh folk! And don’t get me started on all these fancy ‘remote controls’ you kids have nowadays…when we …

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Apr 06

E is for ‘Egotistical bastards’

…and also for elephant cock You see them every day (not elephant cocks, although you might…I’m not judging) – they fester on your FB wall, and taunt on your Twitter feed – the smug faced gits, the egotistical bastards. The writer with an exaggerated sense of their own importance, the one who can’t shut up …

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Apr 06

D is for ‘Doohickeys and thingamabobs’

…and also for douchecanoe I see far too many conversations or forum threads dedicated to the most inane writing topics: “I need a realistic hobby for my time-travelling French resistance fighter!” “I can’t possibly write without knowing which piece of writing software is the best of the best of the best…” “What shall I call …

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