About this Lion

       I’M THE MALE of the species, nearing 32 and from Scotland, where everyone owns a castle and pisses whisky. Some of the preceding sentence may contain factual errors.

I’ve been writing and reading for a long old time. I’m now trying to get into the published material side of things after studying psychology. I’m building up a bank of short story material, accumulating rejection slips, and finding my legs in the long story side of things; one book written, currently with agents, and another finished in the process of editing.


Hold on..I need shortbread..that’s better..now where was I?

Like many writers I have written a vast amount of stuff and like children’s school meals, large portions of it remain unfinished. That isn’t the case so much anymore since I started being disciplined.

I write about all sorts, largely drawing my inspiration from real life events, comedy, philosophy, psychology, futuristic musings and the dark recess of my mind. I say recess, because it’s the only recess, it’s got to hold everything.

Enjoy the blog and please comment, like, add and link me and share your work – after all, that’s what it’s all about.

Currently editing book 2 (not the title) as I try to get book 1 published (also not the title).

CONTACT ME AT: fionngrant@yahoo.co.uk

Twitter: @FionnGrant

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  1. Hello! I just recently started up a wordpress for my writing and I’m still admiring all these shiny new buttons (oh, how my noob-yness emanates). When I found your blog, it made me absolutely giddy! All the content and all these helpful links. I’ll be following from now on, and I hope to read a lot more in the future!

    Also, shortbread. Yes. People need more of that.

  2. There’s no comment box on your Useful Links for Writers page, so I’ll comment on that over here.

    Gary Smailes reveals the true secret of success for new writers within the first three minutes of his TED talk: It’s not what you know, it’s who you know.

    Thanks for unearthing that gem and putting it where others can benefit.

    1. No probs, thanks for dropping by. Who you know it is. Someone can write the greatest book never read but it doesnt matter if they dont have the connection. Its a bit of a sad fact of life but true in most areas of it.
      And for some reason there is no comment box on header pages, no idea why not.

  3. Hmmm. Not that I’m edging for a fight….

    But a gorilla is curious, who would win a fight? A lion or a gorilla?

    Anyway, good to see another beast around this wordpress thing.

  4. I look forward to following. I’m venturing into this writing world myself and I’m gathering company either to push me along or languish with me! (Or do opposite of what I’m doing. However it works.)

  5. Hahaha 😀 loved your introduction! Especially the humor 😀 I am happy that there is still hope for book 2 😀

    Great meeting you!
    May you enjoy your writing adventure and never tire of it.
    Dajena 🙂

  6. Hi! Thank you so much for the many likes and the follow – I can´t tell you how much that means to me!!:) Love your writing style and am looking very much forward to your future posts! Have a lovely day! Sarah:)

  7. Hi, Lion! Thanks for dropping by and it’s nice to meet you.
    I wish you best of luck on your novel and I’m looking forward to reading more from you. Keep writing! 😉

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