Perhaps you need some words doing, or perhaps you want to get to know me.
Either way, I’m Bret Allen and I’m a writer. I’m a trained and experienced copywriter and editor and I specialise in creative writing for games. This site is my blog, my portfolio and my creative space.
To contact me, send email to bret[at]bretallen[dot]info, or use the form below, or the social media icons at the top.
More About Me
Obviously, I do words. I’ve been a journalism student, a self-employed copywriter and a game writer – most recently with Microsoft’s Rare studio and People Can Fly.
My favourite genres are fantasy, sci-fi and supernatural. There’s something fascinating about the comparisons drawn between real life and the fantastic; in a contrary fashion, they can be more profound than those drawn by real-life stories.
Most of all, I try to put a new spin on those genres, which in many cases have become stiff, old shambling corpses. Stitch on a smart new head, put a little truth in the heart, run a 500 megawatt current of strangeness through them and suddenly… they live again!
I’ve lived in a few places around the Midlands of the UK and currently reside in Warsaw, Poland.
Here is my Amazon author’s page. My first self-published short story collection, Strange Matters, is available from there and other sources- check out the book’s page. Alternatively, check out my Goodreads author’s page.
In what feels like a previous life, I have: moderated bingo sites, built computers, stacked shelves, typed postcodes and packed yoghurt. I went to university as I mentioned above, though I mostly studied the nightlife. I have a handful of GCSE and A-Level thingies but I can never remember them. In the course of maintaining my websites, I’ve interviewed models, photographed bands and of course written for games. I’ve cultivated contacts in several PR companies and games publishers.
For now, I hope you like my musings. Keep an eye on the site (subscribe if you like, at the bottom of the page!) to find out when my latest fiction is ready to be seen. If you keep reading, I’ll keep doing words!