The process of working with an editor

January 11, 2020

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May 7, 2020

We’ve all seen them in books and movies: the stereotypic ‘bad guys’. But how do we make these antagonists worthy opponents for our hero/heroines?

February 28, 2020

In this final post in my series of writing tips, I bring you four new tips. These look at the 'big picture' of your overall book.

February 3, 2019

What is Showing vs Telling, why is Showing important, and how can we spot Telling in our own writing?

August 24, 2018

Continuing the theme of writing rules and when they should be broken, today I’m discussing the advice that says 'write what you know'.

September 22, 2017

Do not write in the style of another writer, no matter how great they are (or were). The world has changed dramatically in the last two decades, and I'm not even talking about the use of cell phones and the internet. Our culture has changed, our values and prioriti...

August 4, 2017

Imagine you're trapped in an elevator with a couple of strangers. One whines and complains. The other shows courage and humour in the face of adversity. Which would you rather spend the next 5-10 hours of your life with?

July 7, 2017

Having a clear idea of what your characters' conflicts are and how they're going to overcome them is the basis of your character arcs. In resolving their internal conflicts, your characters learn and grow. This gives them depth, makes them real people as oppose...

March 24, 2017

In last week's post I talked about how writing is the only aspect of our lives where we have complete agency. Today, I'd like to talk about how our characters need to have agency in their own lives.

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