About Me


Welcome to this blog. I’m Daniel Wallace, a British fiction writer living in America. I’m doing my PhD in English and Creative Writing at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, taking classes, completing a novel, editing scholarly journals, learning French. The English department at UTK is remarkable: supportive, cerebral, and well-funded.

It’s a good life for a writer, although supremely busy.

Since July 2012, I’ve been represented by Inkwell Management. I’m working with my agent to complete my first novel, set in Taiwan (where I used to live and teach), and hope to have the book finished soon.

What with the creative writing classes I’m taking now, and the many excellent workshops I took during my MFA, at Rutgers University, I’ve spent a significant portion of my life in the American creative writing world. I owe that world a great deal, but I have always felt that something is very wrong with how it chooses to teach fiction writing.In other words, if you are an aspiring fiction writer, I think there are quicker, more reliable, and more powerful ways to teach you than are currently standard in England and America. This blog will outline them.

Apart from essays about fiction and teaching, I also post updates about my own life and career. And I welcome (really welcome) guest posts.

You can send me a message via the comment box below, or via email – incompetentwriter a t g mail . com.

Best wishes to you all,