Posted on November 17, 2022 Leave a Comment
I’ve listed a few possible character motives in the image below and I would encourage you to play around with different ways of interpreting and applying them.
Posted on October 27, 2022 Leave a Comment
As I was showing my initial scribblings for Detective Mo 3 to my daughter, she suggested that the antagonist I’ve created should become a recurring arch nemesis for Mo.
Posted on September 15, 2022 Leave a Comment
There remain some lines we should simply never cross; some crimes we can commit as authors which are just unforgivable. And so, I’ve listed a few of them here for your enjoyment and instruction.
Posted on August 7, 2022 Leave a Comment
I’ve been trying to find some pointers to help me really polish off the relationship between my protagonist and the love interest. Here’s some links to a few of the more useful articles I’ve found.
Posted on May 16, 2022 Leave a Comment
I said I wasn’t going to do another Detective Mo book until I had finished something for traditional publishing (and I certainly am working on something for traditional publishing) but Mo came to me in the middle of the night and told me all about this new case and next thing I know, I’ve started outlining Detective Mo 3.
Posted on July 3, 2021 Leave a Comment
A story bible is basically a handbook for your fictional world, containing all the facts and details pertinent to your story.
Posted on June 8, 2021 Leave a Comment
Just like Batman has a utility belt which is loaded with all deus ex machina gadgets he needs to help him save the day, so we writers all have our (figurative) utility belts loaded with all the tools we rely on to help us whenever we sit down to write…. Don’t we? 😶
Posted on June 6, 2021 Leave a Comment
A good story will stimulate the audience emotionally and intellectually; it will thrill them as well as make them think; frighten them as well as make them laugh and it will take them on a journey which is both meaningful and enjoyable. To accomplish this, there’s a few key ingredients you just can’t do without.
Posted on June 5, 2021 Leave a Comment
If you’re struggling to come up with an idea for your story, you might be tempted to Google story idea generators to help you out.
But do these little miracle makers really deliver the goods?
Posted on June 3, 2021 Leave a Comment
If the Writing Police ever do raid my house at four in the morning and drag me before the Fiction Judge, I’m pretty sure the list of charges will be a long one and he’ll throw the book at me for every one of them. And so, today I’m here to confess my crimes.