Posted on April 21, 2021
I have compiled this list of five basic Star Trek plots to help you on your way to writing a traditional, cheesy Star Trek story.
Posted on April 20, 2021
Let your reader get to know Dave by experiencing Dave, not simply being told about Dave.
Posted on April 19, 2021
You’re committed. Dedicated. Come what may, you’re getting this novel done, just by plodding along one word at a time.
Plod, plod… plod…
But then suddenly:
‘I say! Who’s that smokin’ hot piece of brand new idea?’
Posted on April 14, 2021
Free writing is a time honoured prewriting technique which works by encouraging the writer to write without fear of criticism or failure for a set period of time.
Posted on March 30, 2021
Here we have it: another exciting instalment of Useful Posts on Fiction and Writing, where I share some of the most useful, insightful or just downright enjoyable posts on fiction writing that I’ve found on WordPress in the last week.
Posted on March 29, 2021
But what do you do when the Idea Tree stops putting out its juicy fruit? Easy. Glean ideas from someone else’s story.
Posted on March 27, 2021
Daydreaming is a habit you should definitely get back into, especially if you plan on being a story-writer.
Posted on March 25, 2021
I’m just getting a little fed up of the sight of my novel. And so the solution is to set aside a short time to work on other short writing projects…
Posted on March 23, 2021
Sometimes, however, you just need to rebel and write according to your own darn rules. So what follows are my top five common story-writing rules and wise sayings which I frequently bend, break and flat-out disagree with.
Posted on December 25, 2020
Since I’ve just come to the end of my series on genre clichés and how to avoid them, I thought: what better thing to post about this Christmas than Christmas movie clichés?