Rachel McLean

– Thrillers That Make You Think

I’m A Big Boy Now: A Story

I’m A Big Boy Now: A Story

Matthew’s daddy gets angry sometimes. Matthew’s a big boy, like his friend Alex who looks after his baby sister. But can Matthew protect his mummy?

What Makes a Great Story? Solo vs Infinity War

What Makes a Great Story? Solo vs Infinity War

I’m a student of storytelling. I believe that it’s the most important element of any fiction writer’s craft, and the hardest to get right. Assembling a great sentence is something you learn to do over time. In the average novel, there will be thousands of them, which gives plenty of opportunity for practice and improvement. […]

Lavonia – a Short Story

Lavonia – a Short Story

The second in my series of stories which take place on the day that my next novel, A House Divided, opens.

‘The Gun’ – A Piece of Flash Fiction

‘The Gun’ – A Piece of Flash Fiction

A couple of weeks ago I went to Sledge Lit, a writer’s festival in Derby. In one of the workshops, we were challenged to write a piece of flash fiction told from the point of view of one of the characters in a bank robbery. I got the robber (yay!).

Here’s the story that resulted.