Tuesday, 30 July 2013


Well, yep, I think the title pretty much says it all. Competition time!

How do you fancy opening Arthur Ness and the Secret of Waterwhistle Part 2 in a few months' time and reading your very own story inside? Well, grab your pencils because that's what's on offer!

I want you to write a short story and send it in - my favourite one will be printed in the back of 'The Secret of Waterwhistle Part 2' which is due out in time for Christmas 2013.

The story can be about anything in the Arilon world - you can set it on any Island that has been in the story so far or you can create your own, as-yet unseen Island. Will it be set on Graft, Labyrinth or Bamboo's Island? Or perhaps somewhere else - maybe, an island where everyone constantly tells lies, or a place where time is traded like money.

Who will your main character be? What will they be after? Will they be helping someone? Running from something? Trying to rescue somebody? Or perhaps they will be in need of rescue themselves...

Over the next few weeks, I'll be posting some articles on creative writing to help you come up with some ideas and guide you on how to put your story together. But as from right now - as they say on X-Factor - the phone lines are OPEN! (Well, not phone lines... you know what I mean...).

The closing date is 31st October 2013. After this date, I can't accept anymore stories, so get writing! Keep your eyes out for the creative writing articles to give you some tips - the first one will be appearing soon.

I'm looking forward to reading about your adventures in Arilon!

Keep scribbling


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