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Richard Cowen
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United Kingdom
This deviantArt page is intended as an online portfolio of my written work. It also features photographs, usually of painted miniatures; I tend to do a lot of roleplaying and wargaming in my free time.

Mostly though, I write. I'm currently working on a fantasy novel, itself based on an unpublished roleplaying game I developed a few years back. I also dabble in side-projects, such as helping run Aeon Horror's live-action roleplaying events ( or whatever freelance writing projects catch my eye.


Sausage Fingers - by Richard Cowen by RichardCowen
Sausage Fingers - by Richard Cowen
This was my entry to the Guardian and Hodder & Stoughton's recent Stephen King short story competition.

It didn't win, so here it is.

The character of Abigail is named after a writer friend who gave me the prompt that brought the story into existence.
Gutrot Spume by RichardCowen
Gutrot Spume
Just found this photo of Gutrot Spume, probably the best-engineered plastic infantry model I've seen. They somehow managed to make the tentacles integral parts of the body (rather than plug-in, snap-off-later bits), while still keeping them overlapping.
Nurgle Plaguebearer Command Group by RichardCowen
Nurgle Plaguebearer Command Group
Some daemons. Basecoated, drybrushed for highlights, and then coated in Quickshade for the crevices. Next up was the static grass and then a satin varnish to hold that in place. Finally, Blood for the Blood God topped with a layer of Nurgle's Rot on the wounds.

The bases, incidentally, are green stuff moulded using Wargames Bakery's Basius 'Plaguelands' mould.
I finished Smog & Mirrors a few months ago, redrafted it, sent it out to proofreaders, revised it again, and now it's ready for sending out to agents.

This is... scary.

It shouldn't be though. Submission is just a couple of letters, a couple of synopses, tailored to each agency's requirements, plus the first three chapters or fifty pages or however much of the manuscript each one wants to see in the first instance. There's no valid reason why that should scary, other than that success or failure at this stage may well dictate the entire future course of my life.

Silly, really.

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DAR-dEvil Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for the watch!
NiKcKu Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks for the watch :-D
Alouqa Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2015
Thank you very much for the fav! :love:
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On Oook Tribute to Terry Pratchett by maiarcita
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