Welcome to my website.

I am Ian Gough, author of multi-genre stories and co-host of the Twitter #7DayTale writers game. I’m also the creator of the Core Lands fantasy novels series. Here you can find information about my books, what I’m currently working on, and get an insight into what’s taking place in the alternative world of the Core Lands. Thanks for visiting and I hope you enjoy your stay.

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Join us via #7DayTale for the writing prompt game where you can create a story, flash fiction, or poetry in 7 days using, 7 tweets, one per day. Please be sure to create a thread of your story.

If you’d like to join but don’t know what to do, or need a quick refresher on the instructions, please check out my #7DayTale blog post, or contact me via my Twitter page.


Get the latest Core Lands novel here: Welcome to the Carnicus

A mystical amulet is stolen from a wizard’s tower.

The daughter of a lord is kidnapped.

And Gristle the pot-bellied pig is missing.

Private Investigator Scond is tracking the clues, all of which point to the sinister Ringmaster and his band of nefarious Carni-folk. But all is not as it seems…

A fantasy book full of mystery, intrigue, and a smattering of humour, Scond and his faithful apprentice Flotsan are on the case and ready to save the day. Along with a full supporting cast of dwarves, fire eaters, acrobats, and enough greasepaint to smother an army of clowns – Welcome to the Carnicus.

My First Podcast

I’ve been fortunate enough to take part in my first-ever podcast with the amazing Rachel Poli and Ari Meghlen hosts of the #TheMerryWriterPodcast.

The episode is a discussion about both the good and bad writing advice we have come across and you can listen to it here:



Enjoy and thanks for listening.