Why do you write?

This is a question many people ask authors, and sometimes authors ask themselves the very same question. It is hard to put the answer into words and there are different reasons for each person. What it comes down to for a majority of writers is an incredibly vivid imagination and a passion for words. Having spent … Continue reading Why do you write?

Editing and the overuse of words – make each word count

I don't know about you but I find book editing so much more difficult than the actual writing process. It feels as though you are dissecting the life out of your creativity and destroying your story. If you are a good writer, it doesn't necessarily mean that you will also make a good editor, entrepreneur or … Continue reading Editing and the overuse of words – make each word count

3 things to think about when using indirect characterisation

Characterisation is an important part of bringing the reader into the world of your story. It helps to make the characters real and will keep the pages turning. When the reader knows your character they try to predict how he or she will respond in any situation you place them in. With good characterisation the … Continue reading 3 things to think about when using indirect characterisation