Pencastle Books

Pencastle Books

Nick Marsden
Author, Editor, Story Nerd

My mission is to help Speculative Fiction authors write memorable, meaningful, and fantastic stories. Readers want your story. Readers deserve your story.

From the Desk of Nick Marsden
Written on December 8th, 2018


My name is Nick Marsden. I’ve been a fantasy/sci-fi reader since I learned to read in the early 1980’s. I started writing fantasy in 1990, practicing the craft with short stories and attempts at novels throughout my teenage and young adult years.

I graduated from Columbia College – Hollywood, an independent film school in Los Angeles, CA, with a B.A. in Cinema with a focus in screenwriting in 2005. At Columbia College, I learned the proper elements of story and plot structure that every good story has had since before Aristotle.

From real-world experience, I’ve learned how stories actually work. And I can use that experience to HELP you.



You are an author of science fiction, fantasy, or horror – an author of speculative fiction. You’ve written an excellent story, one that calls out to you and begs to be shared with the world. Or, you’ve got an idea for a story that just won’t let you think about anything else. Maybe you’ve hit a roadblock in your writing or are looking for someone to help you turn your story into something really special.

No matter the stage you are in, I’m here to help you write your story your way. I can show you how. Get started HERE!



I offer a variety of services to help you get your story to your readers. I will work with you whatever stage of the writing process you are in. I can walk you through development as a story coach, help you fine tune a finished story through developmental editing, suggest ways to improve your draft through line editing, and finally proofread your work to make sure it is ready for publication.

I have a passion for story.
I want to create story.
I want to read and hear stories.
I want to live a story.

But most of all, I want to help authors like yourself get stories out into the world. Readers all over the world want your story. They deserve your story.

Nick Marsden
Founder of Pencastle Books3-Dimensional Story

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