A Taster of My Style

I was asked the other day, what kind of stories I write. That is not easy to answer, as my tales cover multiple genres: self-help, science fiction, space opera, fantasy, urban fantasy, horror, fairytales, fairy stories, magical realism, noir, detective fiction, humour, YA, children's books. Moreover, many of them contain more than one genre. That makes it difficult for agents and publishers to pigeonhole my work. Nevertheless, I've been told by multiple readers that they like my style and imagination. I'm a member of a local writing group called the Whittlesey Wordsmiths. We…Read more

Being Creative

I've been thinking about what it means to be a writer; the ups and downs, as well as the triumphs and defeats (aka rejections). I have to wonder why I do this, sometimes. What drives me? I decided that I'm one of those lucky ones who not only has a creative streak, but has discovered the best way to express that. I've been looking through old blog posts from another blog of mine (http://stephenoliverblog.com), and I realised that this one is just as relevant now as it was a few years ago. So…Read more

Interview – Update

Since my last post, I've received some links to the interview on various podcasts. Spotify https://open.spotify.com/show/77O2gsFTbWXcKy5Ks1dUr7 Podcast Addict https://podcastaddict.com/podcast/3038980 Jiosaavn https://www.jiosaavn.com/shows/The--Writers-Stop\/1\/JTAMKezVAWU_ Passionate World Talk Radio Network https://passionateworldtalkradio.com/unleashing-your-dreams/ It's also on their FaceBook page: https://www.facebook.com/passionateworldradio/ iTunes https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-writers-stop/id1523170826?i=1000484275418. Spreaker https://www.spreaker.com/user/8680265/the-writers-stop Castbox https://castbox.fm/channel/id3104442Read more


I was recently interviewed for a podcast and Internet radio station, here in the UK. We talked about a book I self-published some years ago, as well as the experience of being a writer. The interview took place over several days due to technical problems obtaining a coherent recording. This explains the somewhat different timbres and tones of the various sections. I found it an exciting experience because I had no idea what the questions would be, nor how I was going to answer. You see, I'm a Pantser even when I'm talking…Read more