Writing

Conflict

Via https://blog.nathanbransford.com/2009/03/on-conflict I found this article by Nathan Bransford about Conflict in writing really useful when planning my novel. I planned the chapters around the conflicts the character would have, and when writing the story I kept in mind the ethos of this piece. Nathan's book How to Write a Novel is a great resource that… Continue reading Conflict

Writing

Five Rules for Writing Thrillers

Via http://davidmorrell.net/on-writing/writing-advice/ I have submitted the completed manuscript of my novel: A Young Man's Game and I thought I'd share an article by the amazing David Morrell (One of my favourite writers) that really helped me in the initial planning stages. If you're going to write a thriller novel you should really learn from the best.… Continue reading Five Rules for Writing Thrillers

Writing

Writing the End for a Short Story

via Writing the Ending for a Short Story I found this article while looking for advice to give a fellow writer. I thought it was really good so I thought I'd re-blog it (my first re-blog!) It doesn't look like the blog has been updated in a long while, which seems a shame as from… Continue reading Writing the End for a Short Story

Published, Short Story

Short Story Collection Published!

I apologise for the gap in posting. I have been working on a few things. One of these is the publishing of two of my short stories in a collection on Amazon. The collection is called Love In The Mind and contains two new stories - both are previously unpublished: Don't You Forget (About Me):  Isabelle… Continue reading Short Story Collection Published!

Pen to Print

Pen to Print / The Book Challenge

I had planned a different topic for my second blog post, however, I had some amazing news. A month or so ago I entered the Pen to Print Book Challenge through the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham -  LBBD Book Challenge Finalists would win a publishing package and individual support from a mentor to… Continue reading Pen to Print / The Book Challenge