Posted on June 9, 2021
If you’re reading a novel you’re not too sure about, here’s a few warning signs that it might be time to abandon it altogether, randomly illustrated with Star Trek gifs.
#NewPost #amwriting #amreading #reading #fiction #stories #novels
Posted on May 28, 2021
Today I’ve decided to share a brief selection of some of the lessons I’ve learned over the years which I think has helped to make me a better writer.
Posted on May 23, 2021
These reviews reflect nothing but my own personal opinions and impressions, sliced, diced and shredded into a few short sentences. The books I have selected have nothing in common, save the fact that they are all fictional stories for very young children.
Posted on May 19, 2021
I’m calling on you, dear reader, to help me decide what to buy from Waterstones this year (while reserving the right to ignore all your suggestions if I don’t like them).
Posted on April 22, 2021
I might have mentioned once or twice before that I have a little daughter….
‘And so,’ my wife suggested, ‘why not write a Super Snappy Speed Reviews post about books for children?’
Posted on April 17, 2021
If you’re struggling with whatever method comes naturally to you, it may be time to try a different approach. And so, what follows is my own concise analysis of each approach, comparing pros and cons as evenly as I can.
Posted on April 16, 2021
Anyway, today I got an email asking me to download the new and improved Goodreads App.
‘Yes, I will.’ I thought. ‘And then I’ll tell all my faithful readers exactly what I thought of it, mwahaha!’
Posted on April 12, 2021
What fundamental truth(s) are you conveying in your idle fantasy? What aspects of real life are you exploring? And equally as important, how are you conveying that truth?
Posted on April 6, 2021
Remember: a character is defined what they do and say, not by their physical appearance. Therefore, use physical descriptions to bring out their key traits. First ask yourself who this character is and what important details of their life and personality you wish to convey.
Posted on March 9, 2021
1. “I like telling stories.” — Hunter Parrish
2. “All fiction has to have a certain amount of truth in it to be powerful.” — George R.R. Martin
3. “Literature is a luxury; fiction is a necessity.” — GK Chesterton