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 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!

Reflections of a Creative Writer!

  Not so long ago there was this woman… Okay, before we go any further this woman is me! Yes, I was thinking about my life many years ago when I was in my twenties, partying with my many, many friends, living a somewhat carefree life. Well, fast forward an undisclosed number of years and […]

Barriers to Creative Writing!

Do you feel sometimes that you chose to write, or did writing choose you? It’s a question I have asked myself loads of time especially when the muse has escaped me for some time.  Just like now.

The 5 Senses and Fiction Writing

As a budding writer I am sure you are reading loads of fiction from all genres and lengths. That is, short stories and novels primarily, but this could also include poetry.

Writing a Bestseller?

So you think you are writing a bestseller!  Lucky you! Bestsellers are not the easiest thing to write, and sadly, for your information I have not written one myself!  Here’s hoping!

How to Start Creative Writing

Now then, so you have decided to take the brave step and start your writing journey! First things first, don’t give up that day job!  Good, that’s out of the way!  Now you are truly ready to scratch that writing itch and maybe make yourself a big name…eventually! But for today where do you start? […]

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