I’m Dan Morley – writer, tabletop gamer and martial artist from Staffordshire, England. I write short stories and novels in my own settings, alongside freelance work as writer, proofreader and creative consultant for tabletop games.

Here you can find my writing and gaming blogfreelance services and contact details.

Latest Blog Posts


Painting Blue: Skitarii

One of my latest painting projects is a small Adeptus Mechanicus force of Skitarii to match my Imperial Knights. Deep blue and metallics feature heavily so here’s a quick and simple guide showing how to do it. Models are primed black as we’re looking for a darker finish. Blue Cloak Start with a couple of […]

Hobby as a New Parent

By the grace of fortune, I’ve been recently blessed with a screaming rage demon delightful little angel of a daughter. This naturally precipitates some lifestyle changes, along with raising important questions like, ‘When do I paint my toy soldiers?’ Babies sleep a lot, right? Initially, I’d thought that I’d just pop her in her Moses […]


Painting Projects of 2020

If 2020 has been good for anything, it’s been the gift of time for hobby. Along with the release of Indomitus and 9th edition Warhammer 40000, this mostly led to some real progress on my Dark Angels. Here’s a look at what I’ve been painting over the last year. Aeldari The year started with my […]