Ginger Nuts of Horror – Interview with S. M. Fenton

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This week Ginger Nuts of Horror, The UK’s No.1 horror promotion and review website, published an interview with me. You can read the full article: S. M. Fenton has entered The Vanishing Room. The Vanishing Room captures the soul of what I’m trying to do with my work. Essentially, I want to take genre fiction […]

The Line in the Sand: The First Review!

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First love, first high, there ain’t nothing like the first time! And here it is at last; the very first review to be penned on The Vanishing Room. I’m so grateful to Steve Stred for taking the time to read my work. You can read the full review on Kendall Reviews, the home of an […]

Signed Copies of The Vanishing Room Now Available

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Signed copies of The Vanishing Room are now available for purchase in my new shop. There are twenty books available, with free postage to any UK mainland address. The books are a special run of paperbacks with silky matte covers, which you won’t find anywhere else. This is your chance to get hold of a […]

Latent Ice-Box Anxiety

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The first draft of The Vanishing Room is complete; that’s more than thirty chapters of delicately spun fiction that needs to survive the critical deductions of countless smart readers. Thinking about this drowns me in an ocean of paranoia. What if something doesn’t fit? What if there is a latent ice-box moment waiting to spoil […]

Divergent and Convergent Writing

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As many people will tell you, whether you ask them or not, good writing is really about what you don’t write, rather than what you do. Brevity has immense value. What may not be apparent is that you need to write prolifically and then begin the process of fearless removal. As Blaise Pascal said (originally […]

On Writing Fiction

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Writing fiction twists your brain in knots. You get to experience the life of a compulsive liar. You are constantly double-checking for consistency, acting as continuity supervisor for your own imagination. You become a detective, picking through the diary of a suspect; checking for the slip up that undermines the story and breaks the alibi. […]