Welcome to Urban Fantasist's new home in cyberspace. After three years on our old Foliopic platform, we are now migrating to Weebly. We'll be loading up the legacy content over the next few weeks but starting from Monday 5 January, all new content will be appearing here on the new site. When the process is finished, we'll also swap over the URL links. You'll find all the same content we had on the old site - except some of it has now been rearranged. As before, our FAQs section explains all you need to know ...Charles Christian
Fantastical Listicles: the Best of M. R. James
Read my selection the 15 best ghost and supernatural horror stories by that master of the arcane M. R. James. You can find my selection HERE let me know if you agree or disagree with my choice.
New Poetry on the Grievous Angel
If you were a fan of the Buffy the Vampire Slayer TV series then this prose poem by Scottish poet and writer Ian Hunter is just for you. Read A Note from the Parents of the Chosen One now.
New interview with the Original Urban Fantasist (hey, that's me!)
New Picture Story
This definitely gets my vote – and I think all writers struggling to balance the day-job with their creative endeavours have these sentiments niggling away in the back of their minds.
Movie Trailer: Jupiter Ascending
Buy & Read The 12 Rules
Only available on Amazon Kindle as an ebook from £0.99p / $1.50
Do you write genre fiction? Or love reading it? This book reveals the 12 rules that writers of science fiction, fantasy, crime and horror must never break when building believable imaginary worlds for their readers.
What the reviews say...
"What a brilliant book! Rule 13: Read this book. It can only help you write better genre stories. What's to lose?" ...Vanessa Gebbie, award-wining author and editor of Short Circuit: A Guide to the Art of the Short Story
"It's the ideal go-to source for the basic rules and principles of genre fiction writing... it's a thoroughly enjoyable read and easy to dip into in the future for recaps... best of all, it's solid, practical advice."
"With this book, CC has pretty much nailed what to do and not to do."
"This is the book I will keep referring to, it is concise and informative, a useful tool particularly for beginners."
"Serves new and experienced writers... a useful addition to my reference collection."
"The 12 rules are great guidelines that every fiction writer needs to know."
"In my collection, this is one of the Best writing references I have. Insightful, Detailed, Concise, and helpful writing tips. Highly recommended to all writers!"
"A quick and witty read (some great examples are given), this book is well worth returning to at greater length to savour the author's knowledge and analysis of a wide range of fiction and the spin-off films. A short book that packs a punch!"
"This great little book gives aspiring writers a dozen common sense rules for crafting fiction.. it's also well worth the attention of more experienced writers."
"Straight to the point. Gave me great insights. I will be using this every time I need a good reference."
"Excellent and inspirational... relit my creative fire."
"If I had read this book first, maybe I would not be on my fifth rewrite!"
Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00MELTC84
Amazon US: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00MELTC84
25 weeks on the Amazon Kindle Top #20 Education/Reference and Writing Skills Bestseller Lists