Hello and greetings from London. I trust all is well in your world. Snap, by British author Belinda Bauer is classified as a crime novel and in theory is it. But it is a crime novel with a difference. Advertisements
As I wonder down my street, houses small, standing side by side, there is no echo of children playing, no small grinning faces, glad to be out of school for the summer. The town is empty, the pavements desolate. No footsteps tap on the concrete. Few revving cars can be heard, their music, coarse and […]
Those of you who are familiar with the American fiction writer Dean Koontz will know his books can only be described as dark thrillers or out-and-out horrors! Dean Koontz is certainly not the one to read if you want a quiet read before bedtime!
So you are writing your brilliant novel. Agents and publishers would be crazy to reject it. Sounds great doesn’t it? While I cannot personally guarantee how well your novel will be received by anyone, one thing is certain, a good subplot will increase your books chances of success.
We used to have such fun, You and me. Me and you. We would laugh about the silliest things – oh how you would laugh at my jokes. You were small, and I tall. We had opposing views about some things but none of that mattered. We had a secret way of knowing no matter what, […]
So you are writing your first novel. You have worked out your characters, plot and conflict. This process could take sometime because creative writing is an art and not a science, therefore individual writers have different approaches to writing fiction.
Let me jump right in and say if you are thinking of writing your first novel, well done! You are about to start a hefty task that is going to require a lot of your time and dedication. I salute you for your courage and self-belief.
Deep down there is a well bubbling, it is threatening to overflow. Whirling round and round picking up more strength at it goes. My mind can hardly contain my angst, my lungs aching as a scream bursts from my body, the echo of which can be heard around the world. And I would give the […]
Here’s the thing. Being a writer is not the easiest thing to do. It’s lonesome, and can be unrewarding.
If you stop to think for a moment about what you are attempting to achieve as a writer, it’s pretty awesome!