Fellow Writers Anoner, Paul, has done it, he’s finished his novel and it’s now available to buy. But before you do, read this excerpt for a taste of his fantastical world with a touch of sci-fi.
Female characters can’t just be er…female and characters, they have to be ‘strong female characters’. But what does that mean? Well, I think it was supposed to mean female characters who did more than get kidnapped, married or died. Strong female characters are supposed to be more than something for the men to kiss or…
Every time you start a story you make a series of promises to your reader. These are the things your reader expects of you and your story, in exchange for their time, emotional investment and money (hopefully).
Writing for Beginners is a creative writing course, in Taunton, Somerset, that will introduce you to different techniques for getting inspiration, as well as technical aspects of writing.
Recharge your creative battery by stepping outside your comfort zone. If you’re in a creative rut, jump off the sofa and do something unusual this summer.
Normal service resumes after…
Here’s a bit of a Friday fun. If you’re struggling with the blank page, then check out this compilation of 50 film characters facing writer’s block and know that you’re not alone.
So, you’re writing a novel and it’s going really well. You’re on cloud nine and can’t wait to get those words down on paper. Don’t worry, the crash will come. I’m not wishing it upon you or anything (much), but it will happen. And here’s what to do…
Titles take time and need a lot of thought, rather than just afterthought. Your title is the first step to selling your book, as it’s the first thing anyone will see or hear. Here’s a guide to book title trends and how to use them to sell your novel.
Here are some writing opportunities I’ve come across this week. A competition, a literary event and magazine submissions wanted.
A practical guide to writing people of colour. However, a lot of this advice applies to anyone writing the other, such as men writing women, also writing about disabled or non-cis characters if you are neither of these things.