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Setting Goals and Kicking Butt – the ancient Japanese art of Segokibu.

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 […]

How Changing Perspective can Improve Your Story

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 […]

Post-Draft Plotting for the Plotter

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 […]

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