Like every other worthwhile endeavour, writing a book takes effort. Writing a whole bunch of books takes a whole bunch of effort. Writing a shitload of books… well, you get the picture. Building a career as a bankable author is a daunting task. Ask any bankable author. Apart from the very rare overnight sensation (EL […]
You’re probably a busy person. We all are these days. So much stuff needs to happen in such a short period of time – it’s easy to blink and find that it’s already tomorrow, and all your plans for today have gone bye-bye. Some experts say you should ‘write every day’. Others say you shouldn’t […]
While editing the manuscript for Hidden Duchess, I’ve made the conscious decision to change a couple of chapters from one character’s perspective to another. Today, I’m explaining why I would go to all that trouble – and why writers should be looking at their stories from different angles, to give their readers the very best experience […]
Plotter or pantser? It’s a question we writers ask each other a lot – are you a plotter, that is, do you know the details and progression of your story before you write it? Are all your duckies in a row before you even write a single word? Or are you a pantser – writing by […]
This year, I’ll be joining NaNoWriMo, and scribbling my little heart out next month. NaNoWriMo is shorthand for National Novel Writing Month. It’s not a competition, it’s more of a movement to get as many people as possible to write 50,000 words during November.