The archive contains 53 boxes of pencil manuscripts, typescripts and proofs of short story writing, novels, novellas, and screenplays from 1982-2005. Edric writes in pencil, he doesn't use a computer and has no delete 'option'. The creative writing process, scribbles and revisions, workings and re-workings have consequently been meticulously preserved in these paper manuscripts.
The archive includes manuscripts of Edric's five early unpublished novels. These novels formed the foundation of his writing career in a period when he says he "was learning to work hard".
The short stories are a fascinating tangle. Many have non-existent titles. Some metamorphosed into later stories; some found their way into the later novels. There are bits and pieces, finished and half-finished tales contained within the first 6 boxes.