The Power of a Good Subplot

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. Advertisements

Writing your first novel – Part 1

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.

Research and the Creative Writer!

If you stop to think for a moment about what you are attempting to achieve as a writer, it’s pretty awesome!

Top Tips on Creating Great Fiction Characters!

Let me ask you a question! Of all the fiction you have read over the years, what book or books stand out the most?

The Accidental Writer!

The other day I was walking through an underpass in my neighbourhood in north London trying to catch a shop just before it closed. I had no particular thought in my head (unusual for me, believe me)! Then this woman pushed a leaflet into my hand, saying something like ‘God loves you, read this!’

Minimum Wage! Welcome to a Writer’s Life – Not for the faint-hearted!

So you want to be a writer? Well done, you have taken a brave step! Many have gone before you and failed!

The Art of Good Storytelling

It’s one thing to be able to tell a story. If it gets published it might sell reasonably well – good going. However, it is an entirely different thing to be able to tell a GREAT story that will go on to sell bucket-loads regardless of your chosen publishing route.

Bah Humbug

Well, well, well, so Christmas 2017 is finally behind us. Didn’t it rush up fast!! I bet you thought you would not survive all the festive activities, visiting family that you haven’t seen since, well, last year, making small talk, smiling sweetly! Hell, they don’t call it the ‘silly season‘ for nothing!

12 Things That Mean You Will Never Get Published!

Here is a list of 12 things that will guarantee you’ll never get published! Pick your nose as you gaze out of the window, when you should be writing! Fall asleep over your keyboard! Be the owner of one book! Write rarely or rarer than that! Write only when inspired! Do absolutely no research for your creative writing […]

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