Adrian Magson

Tuesday, 9 August 2022

Two new reviews in Shots Magazine

I've placed two reviews for the price of one in Shots Mag -

'The Blood Tide' by Neil Lancaster @neillancaster66
'Blood Sisters' by Cate Quinn @CathWritesStuff

Got 'em, read 'em, loved 'em.

Thursday, 28 July 2022

July's Beginners piece in Writing Magazine

 My July Beginners is called 'Numbers Add Up', and deals, not with the numbers of words on a page (with which we're all obsessed) but with age.

Essentially, never let anyone tell you you're too old to write. There's a lot to say about all the skills and wisdom picked up while living those numbers.

Friday, 20 May 2022

New Articles in Writing Magazine

 New Beginners and New Author Profile

My latest 'Beginners' piece is called 'Mind the Stop Gap', and deals with dropping in a sentence at the end of a paragraph to catch the reader by surprise. It's useful both as a quick twist in the action and as a lead-in to a change of tempo.



My New Author profile is of Heather J. Fitt and her debut 'Open Your Eyes' (Bloodhound Books - May). 


Thursday, 12 May 2022

May 2022 Beginners article

 Hot on the heels of April's scan of the Beginners page (basically because I was slow off the mark on putting them on here) comes May's article, 'The Long and the Short of it'. It's all about word count which, if you haven't heard already, is vital, no matter which genre you're writing.

New article in April Writing Magazine

 I really must stay up to date with this. My apologies. Here's the latest Beginners page, in April's Writing Magazine. It's all about holding a reader's interest.

Monday, 14 February 2022

New article in March 2022 Writing Magazine

 My latest Beginners piece in the March edition of Writing Magazine is called 'A Picture, not a Mirror', reflecting (pardon the pun) the fact that characters exist to serve the story, not to say something about the author.

Essentially, just because a writer is of a gender (or none), of colour (or not) or does not have what is referred to as 'lived experience', it doesn't mean they cannot or should not write about people who are different to themselves. 

Writers create fiction... it's what we do. As long as no harm or hurtful intent is caused, we should do it without fear or favour.


Thursday, 3 February 2022


February's Writing Magazine has my monthly Beginners page piece - 'Has it Got Legs?' - questioning whether your WIP has legs to go the full course.

Also featured is my New Author Profile of Sarah Bonner and her debut title 'Her Perfect Twin', published by Hodder Studio.

A psychological thriller about identity and the possibility of re-invention, it involves sibling rivalry and a toxic marriage.

'Her Perfect Twin' - available here: