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Throwback Thursday: 50 Character Motives For Your Story

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.

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An Arch-Nemesis for Detective Mo?

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.

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Throwback Thursday: 7 Deadly Writing Sins

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.

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5 Useful Posts for Novelists – Romantic Subplot Edition 😍

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.

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Detective Mo and the Pirate’s Treasure — Out Now!

I am delighted to announce that the next instalment in the Detective Mo series, Detective Mo and the Pirate’s Treasure, is available to buy now on Amazon!

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Writing a Novel? Make Sure You’ve Got a Story Bible

A story bible is basically a handbook for your fictional world, containing all the facts and details pertinent to your story.

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8 Great Fiction and Writing Blogs

It’s that time again, when I take a few steps back from the fore to put the spotlight on some of my favourite posts from other fiction and writing blogs around the web.

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What’s On Your Writer’s Utility Belt?

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? 😶

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5 Elements of a Great Story

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.

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Idea Generators: Are They Any Use?

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?

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