It’s World Book Day on 4th March and for perhaps the first time ever, I’ve had the foresight to prepare something in advance. The reality
I wrote to book reviewers and undertook polls on a number of Facebook groups: AmWritingFantasy (693 members), Fantasy Writers Support Group (5,447 members), The Phoenix Quill (846 members), and Writing Bad (8,000 members). The results are pretty interesting and hopefully will be of some use to writers.
Welcome to this detailed guide on how to write a premise and writing with a literary theme. It’s interesting how attitudes change. When I first
The crucible is one of the simplest and most effective plotting tools. At its core is the relationship between the protagonist and the antagonist. The conflict they share spawns plot. It illustrates wonderfully the interwoven relationship enjoyed between character and plot.
I’m a bit of a planner when it comes to writing. I need a framework, something to help keep my eye on the end game. Before I begin any story or chapter it has to be planned in as much detail as possible. In the past, most of my planning focused on plot. Moving the story from A to B. While I include character development in this, it never had much of a focal point.
Writing a novel is a volatile journey of emotions. It’ll keep you up at night, destroy your sanity and test your resolve. Here’s what I’ve learned writing #PariahsLament. I hope you find it useful
Today I thought I’d share with you the story of how I came to discover three books that changed my writing forever. I’ll tell you a bit about them too, and why they may be of use to you in your quest to become a better writer.
Some of the writing tools I came across this year saved me from losing a few coins to the swear jar. Here are my top 6!
This is the transcript for the episode of The Fantasy Writers’ Toolshed podcast of the same title. You can listen to the episode by clicking the links below.
It’s that time of year when we look back and wonder, “What the hell have I done with the past year?”