Wednesday, November 13, 2019


Why did you decide to pitch a story for Master Pieces?
Partially because I was curious to see if I could do an entire story about the master that didn't feature the Doctor, partially to support an amazing charity

What are you most proud of about your story?
Finding the voice and character of this incarnation of the Master, once I found him he was a joy to write for.

Can you give us a little taster of what the readers can expect from your piece?
It's hard to say without giving anything away really. But you will be in much the same boat as the Master, as he has no clue what is going on around him either for much of the story. Though you will see a side of him we rarely see, though I'm sure he'd deny it all.

How did you find the writing process?
Honestly, finding the story was like pulling teeth. I had a basic premise, the germ of an idea, but it just wouldn't be coaxed out. It took multiple goes and many long nights of looking at things from every possible angle to get to a point where there was more than just a concept, and that's when it started to write itself really. The Master just took off and I just had to keep up with him.

Where else we can find your work?
If they are still available I've got stories in Seasons of War, A Timelord for Change, Whoblique Strategies and The unofficial Doctor Who Limerick Book. I'm also embarking on my first stab at Nanowrimo this month, with a non-Who related project I promised my friend and muse, Declan May, that I'd get written, which he planted the seeds for and gave his blessing for me to run with.

What’s your favourite Master story?
Sea Devils or The Daemons. I'm a sucker for Delgado

Who do you think should play the next Master and why?
I'd like to see Derek Jacobi back and have a full on screen run with his Master. His Big Finish work was exemplary and I think he'd make a perfect foil for Jodie Whittaker's Doctor.

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