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!

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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Take Notes

Take Notes

10/10/2022

You should take notes. It captures ideas and observations in a way that lasts, and lets you look at an idea with fresh eyes when you come back to the note. Taking notes makes you observe the world. It makes you better.

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Story: Growing In Stone

Story: Growing In Stone

22/09/2022

A traveller finds shelter in a house reclaimed from the dead.

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The Hollow King Arrives

The Hollow King Arrives

02/09/2022

The Hollow King, my first book set in the realms of Warhammer Age of Sigmar, is out now in hardback, ebook, and (my favourite) audio

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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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Ahriman: Eternal Out Now

Ahriman: Eternal Out Now

02/07/2022

Ahriman: Eternal is out now in hardback, audio and ebook

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