People really do call their children La-a, Fredriel is the new Legolas, and if you can't holler your protagonist's name from your garden gate, you might want to rethink it. Here's five things to ask when you're choosing names for your characters.
We all know life is a bundle of giggles. Here are 21 (perhaps a little comical) problems that writers face.
Born in rural Shropshire around the time of Waterloo, Prue Sarn is a strong, independent soul, cursed by her hare lip never to be accepted nor loved. But this curse is her 'precious bane'.
For some reason, relationships between characters seem more powerful when they aren't the sole focus of the novel. Perhaps because there's more to life than romance, who knows? Whatever the case, these subplots are often overlooked in favour of the obvious. So, since it's February, here are five underrated romances in fiction.
It's February, so we continue the conversation about romance in fiction. Apparently there's more to relationships than rippling muscles and fluttering eyelashes, so what makes for a believable love interest?
There's nothing worse than setting off on an epic adventure with an exciting pair of protagonists for company only for the author to force them into a relationship. Here's why we need a few more platonic protagonists in our fiction.
Ender is the result of genetic experimentation, the perfect General to end a century-long war with an alien planet. At six years old, he's whisked away to command school where he is trained through hundreds of strategy games and simulations. But are they really just games? Or is there something else going on?
I've been writing for as long as I can remember. My goal was to get published on my teens. So am I disappointed that I never achieved that desire to be published before I was twenty? No. And the older I get, the more I understand why publishing a book as a teen is not always a good idea.
There's a saying, 'everyone has a book in them'. I'm not sure how true it is. It's one of those things that people say to you when they find out you like to write. But what makes a writer? And how do I know I am one?
Well another year gone, another year comes. Here's a summary of 2018 and some goals for the coming year.