Philip Gilliver


I live in Wrexham in North Wales During daylight hours, I work as an Additional Support Assistant at Coleg Cambria, Wrexham.

Writing style:
So far in my writing life, I've been told that m writing in various quarters displays influences of Douglas Adams, Philip Pullman, Iain Banks, Terry Pratchett and Monty Python.
But I just put letters in front of each other to make words, the words make sentences, the sentences make paragraphs, he paragraphs make chapters and the chapters to make books. Hopefully the human, as they usually are, after me, will enjoy reading it almost as much as I have writing it.
Mostly, I write comedy, science fiction and fantasy.
It is not safe to say that I always have a book project on the go, normally I have two or three. When I get bored with one, I assume that he reader would also be bored and move one of one of my other projects.

Smashwords Interview

What is your writing process?
Generally I squeeze what I can into every available hour (with tea). When typing I keep a separate document open which contains names of characters, relationships to each other and events. That way it is easier to keep on track and I don't end up contradicting myself. It is always best to write until your brain feels tired with it and then walk away until you are refreshed enough to restart it.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
Yes, it was C.S Lewis's The Magician's Nephew. I was amazed at the kind of journey's a book can take you, such things your own even imagination can't even take you at times. Word journeys for escape.
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Where to find Philip Gilliver online

Where to buy in print


In Pieces
Price: Free! Words: 30,450. Language: English. Published: May 2, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
A collection of stories, rhyme and book extracts, to hopefully raise a smile, generate laughter or horrify you. A mixture of snippets and tales from a multi-genre author.

Philip Gilliver's tag cloud

comedy    compilation    horror    quick read   

Smashwords book reviews by Philip Gilliver

  • The Girl on the Swing on April 05, 2010

    Totally loved it! A wonderfully written peice of work, a modern classic. The Girl On the Swing is one of those books that stays with you long after you have finished it and gets you asking questions.
  • Invisible Friend (A Pastafarian Sermon) on March 10, 2017
    (no rating)
    A little narcissistic. I think the author is in love with himself.