The Rise of the Indie Market

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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.

Writing your first novel – Part 2

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.

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!

Why a Writing Rut May Be A Good Thing!

Picture this for a moment! You are writing this wonderful piece of fiction. Every word you have written is as you imagined it in your head! Until you read it back some time later and you are about ready to hurl your computer or notebook through the nearest window!

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?

Forrest Gump – A Movie Review!

For those of us who will not be going on a summer holiday this year, here’s a great idea. Why not kick back, relax and take in a movie or two!

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