Tag Archives: writing

Pre-Book Timeline

As you may have been able to work out by now, I am a Planner when it comes to novel writing. That’s not to say I always stick to said plans, but I certainly find it easier to work when … Continue reading

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Prologue or Con[logue]

I’ve become aware recently that there is an ongoing debate in the writing community as to the merits (or lack thereof) of using a prologue. Many writers seem to be of the opinion that if a scene warrants being included … Continue reading

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Challenge Accepted!

This week, I have started what I hope will be a nine-month journey from where I am now to completing my first novel. I have had this book knocking around in my head for many a year now and it … Continue reading

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Guest Post – “Dialogue”

Guest Post by Sarah Jayne Tanner When we talk about writing novels, we talk a lot about structure, plot, character and themes, but not so much about writing good dialogue. At university, I studied for a BA English Literature with … Continue reading

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#CharacterCharades

I am celebrating this week! I have been struggling with one of the characters in my current Work In Progress, but I have finally had a break-through in his development and it has had a massive impact on the direction … Continue reading

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The Name Game: Characters

Last week I was looking at the process of naming places in your fictional world. If you missed that post, you can find it here. This week, I’ll be looking at naming characters. I have mentioned before that I really … Continue reading

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The Name Game: Places

It seems quite appropriate to be looking at naming fictional places this week, as I have just spent some time over the last few days re-naming one of the places in my current Work In Progress (more on that later). … Continue reading

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Outlining A Novel

I say half a lesson because the analogy is not a perfect one (as you will see), but it is an image I quite frequently relate to when it comes to my writing. Quirrell came back out from behind the … Continue reading

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Update: Turning Ideas Into Words

So… This is the sum total of my creativity this week: As such, I have no new content to share this week. What I do have is an update on some re-arranging I have done around here. For the past … Continue reading

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World Building: Human

Last week, I started looking at world building in fiction. This may seem like an arduous task, but if you are a Sci-Fi/Fantasy writer it is, to some extent, unavoidable. In last week’s post, I looked at the physical world, … Continue reading

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