Last week, I had a chat with a good friend of mine who had just had a negative experience to which I know we can all somehow relate. He’d just come back from a relatively unsatisfying con – one at which despite meeting a lot of interesting people and enjoying the overall positive atmosphere, he… Read More Why we create
Today is mother’s day, which is the perfect opportunity to write about love and relationship in your writing. Too often, we think of love and relationships in books as being solely represented by romantic love. But love takes many, many forms, and exploring all the loving relationships in the lives of your characters can add… Read More Love is a many-splendored thing
I wrote a guest post on Lizzie’s Dark Fiction which you should check out! It’s about family, which is an important theme in my recent release, Blood Relations, but it’s also about how we talk about things that are private and important to us , and how much of our own personal lives we put… Read More Family by Choice
Conveying emotion in your writing This post is a special request. To request a post on a particular topic, please visit the Facebook page and leave a message on the wall or send a private message. You may also send an email to email@example.com Reading a story is an emotional experience. Or at least, it… Read More Once more, with feeling!
About conflict I know I have promised a lot of posts in my past posts… about scenes, creature building, priorities, writer’s block… and I will get to them. But as I was writing about the scene, I realize how much information about storytelling needs to be understood just to grasp the notions I am trying… Read More The uncomfort zone