In this episode I chat with author Gareth Hanrahan about his Fantasy debut THE GUTTER PRAYER.

We geek out about tabletop roleplaying, and the lessons he’s learned from making stories up on the spot. He talks through his process for creating worlds and cool stuff within them, and the challenge of writing stories with no protagonists for players to immerse themselves in, versus the challenge of having to write a world in which we follow someone who does stuff and makes things happen.

This is a great episode to listen to if you want to know:
– how can I get cool ideas for worldbuilding?
– how can I develop my Science Fiction or Fantasy world?
– what’s the difference writing for RPGs vs novels?
– what important traits should a protagonist have?

Grab yourself a copy of THE GUTTER PRAYER by Gareth Hanrahan here.

If you’d like to support me, the podcast and all the things I’m putting out into the world, if you like what I do and would like me to do more of it, and if you’d like to be the first to read my brand new novel, please help me by pre-ordering a copy of THE ICE HOUSE. It’s got an old lady pulled out of retirement for one last job, a 400-year-old forensic pathologist field medic battle nun looking to bring down an empire, psychedelics, dungeon crawls, jungle adventures, a locked-room murder mystery, intrigue, romance, minotaurs, a secret testing facility, giant sentient beetles, immortal mutant aristocrats, knife fights, an angel, larceny and ancient menaces rising from the depths. You’re going to dig it and it helps me so much. Here are some places you can order now:

Mr B’s Emporium are an indie bookstore who deliver worldwide – I’ll sign all pre-ordered copies from here.



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If you’d like to read a story about a 13 year old girl investigating a secret society in 1930s Norfolk, grab a copy of my novel, THE HONOURS.

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