Armed with new knowledge I made a fresh start on a new novel. And I started at the end: with a good hook.
What do you need to consider when you give your character an injury? And what pitfalls do you need to avoid?
On Hobbit Day let's look at what makes a good Fellowship. There's a cycle... or do I mean a ring?
Like the night, a writer's journey can be dark and full of terrors. Join me as I battle through one of those dark nights.
If you find talking about your story difficult what else can you try?
We plan our plots from one action point to the next, so how do we allow the reader to recharge?
You’ve crossed the threshold and managed to get some words down. You feel happy and productive – until the next day you read what you’ve written and realise, you suck.
Your beautiful 600-page work of art needs to be summarised in 1,500 words or less. What do you do?
From astronaut to zoo keeper, what jobs will you pick for your characters?
Join me on my writer's journey as I try to shed light on the pitfalls, the possibilities, the perils and the promise of writing. Part one of a series.