Adrian Magson

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:


Wednesday, 12 January 2022

New articles in January Writing Magazine

 January's Writing Magazine carries my latest Beginners article, 'Ducks in a Row'.

We all need goals, and in writing, you have to know what you're shooting for.  It's a new year, so why wait?

Tuesday, 30 November 2021

New in December's Writing Magazine

 The December edition of Writing Magazine has my latest Beginners page(s) which dwells on the importance of a writer's walk-on characters, and their place in a given story. The short advice is, give them a place to help give your story depth and feeling. 


Also in this edition is my profile of Alistair Birch - this month's debut author whose thriller Shadow Pursuit hit the streets recently via Dark Edge Press.

And very good it is, too. Full of treachery, mayhem and tension, so thriller fans might like to take a look here: