About

Award winning Script Writer, Novelist, and Games Designer

John French is an award winning script writer, novelist, and games designer. He has written twelve novels over a decade long career, notably the Ahriman series and Horusian Wars trilogies set in the dystopian far future of Warhammer 40,000, and five novels in the New York Times Bestselling The Horus Heresy series, most recently with The Solar War. His other work includes cosmic horror in the Lord of Nightmares Trilogy from Fantasy Flight Publishing, and detective fiction in The Last Visitor in Further Associates of Sherlock Holmes from Titan Books (writing as Stephen Henry). In 2018 he won a Scribe Award for Best Audio with his script for the drama Agent of the Throne: Blood and Lies.

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Fiction, writing advice, thoughts, and the occasional piece of news. Enjoy!

Story: Knives of a New Spring

Story: Knives of a New Spring

28/07/2022

Letters from an Unknown land is a series of stories about a world of fallen empires, magic, war, and power. Told through journal entries and letters written by travellers to their patrons, the story, place, and characters emerge piece by piece.

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Build Your Routine

Build Your Routine

05/07/2022

To create, you need to build a routine. To create that routine you need to look at your time. Start small, and then build, until your routine takes the place of motivation.

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Story: New Gods, Old Sins

Story: New Gods, Old Sins

09/06/2022

Letters from an Unknown land is a series of stories about a world of fallen empires, magic, war, and power. Told through journal entries and letters written by travellers to their patrons, the story, place, and characters emerge piece by piece.

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Save Your Darlings

Save Your Darlings

25/05/2022

Why you should keep what you cut from your work, and how that will make you a better artist.

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