Name: Richard Taylor
Joined: October 2020
Interests: Wild swimming and losing at competitive video games
Projects: Wings of Gold, Lifting My Spirits, various short stories
During my time studying at university, I drafted and rewrote a fantasy novel called Wings of Gold – a classic hero’s journey following the tragically orphaned Arron through his unlikely transformation into a powerful hero. I’m now happy to leave this book as a complete project and am excited to put what I’ve learnt into my future work.
Lifting My Spirits is a much shorter tale with far less epic proportions. Elizabeth is a university student who discovers terrifying monsters haunting her in the wake of her mother’s death. She’s forced to reconcile her fear of these aggressive shadows with her drive to succeed in higher education and with her budding affections for a fellow student called Simon. Manchester Speculative Fiction has given me so much help with my writing, and I hope to see this book finished in 2022.
For my earlier work, see Richard Taylor’s DeviantArt page.
For my Twitter, go here.
I also aim to add links to my YouTube channel once I have started posting content there.