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The Mindflayer is a professional editor, content-creator, ghost-writer, and writing coach. He can help you turn your scrawled notes into a fully-fledged non-fiction or fiction book. Or else, edit your 150,000 word behemoth into something slim, sleek and fit for publication. He has worked for several blue-chip companies, but loves working with indie-authors, independent businesses, and radical game-changers looking to share their message with the world.

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The Mindflayer, Joseph Sale, is the author of numerous fantasy, horror and science fiction titles. He has been published at several venues as well as independently publishing some of his experimental books. Readers have described his work with the following terms: 'haunting', 'mesmerising', and 'compelling'.

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About The Mindflayer

Joseph Sale is an editor, novelist, writing coach and co-host of Monaghan & The Mindflayer. His first novel, The Darkest Touch, was published by Dark Hall Press in 2014. He currently writes and is published with The Writing Collective. He has authored more than ten novels, including his Black Gate trilogy, and his love-letter to fantasy: Save Game. He grew up in the Lovecraftian seaside town of Bournemouth.


He edits non-fiction and fiction, helping fledgling authors to realise their potential. He has edited some of the best new voices in speculative fiction including Ross Jeffery, Emily Harrison, Christa Wojciechowski, and more. His short fiction has appeared in Tales from the Shadow Booth, edited by Dan Coxon, as well as in Idle Ink, Silver Blade, Fiction Vortex, Nonbinary Review, Edgar Allan Poet and Storgy Magazine. His stories have also appeared in anthologies such as You Are Not Alone (Storgy), Lost Voices (The Writing Collective), Technological Horror (Dark Hall Press), Burnt Fur (Blood Bound Books) and Exit Earth (Storgy). In 2017 he was nominated for The Guardian’s ‘Not The Booker’ prize.

He is obsessed with Attack on Titan and Community.

If you love his work, you can support The Mindflayer on Patreon, where he is releasing monthly never-before-seen fiction and behind-the-scenes videos.

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