Author Alex J Coyne

Alex J Coyne is an author, freelance journalist and language practitioner. He has written for international publications and blogs, been featured on radio and appeared in NB Publishers’ Skrik op die Lyf, an Afrikaans horror collection. Visit his website and get in touch at

Alex J Coyne's Contributions:

How Genetics Can Move Your Story Forward

  •   Feb 28, 2017   •  

What do genetics have to do with writing fiction? Everything.The debat...     more »

Growing Thicker Skin: How to Handle Rejection and Criticism

  •   Mar 28, 2017   •  

Let’s face it, sometimes criticism sucks. It can come in the form of a scathingly bad review, or...     more »

Are You Missing This Often Overlooked Venue of Marketing Your Writing?

  •   Apr 11, 2017   •  

About a week ago, three of the scariest-looking guys I’ve ever seen walked up to me...     more »

Writing Fear that Will Give You the Shivers

  •   May 9, 2017   •  

When you write about fear, you want your readers to experience anything from a tingle between the...     more »

Writing Stories with Five Characters or Fewer

  •   Jun 13, 2017   •  

Most stories feature many characters. Stephen King’s It (1986) is one example where...     more »