In which, eleven questions are answered, eleven facts are given, and eleven questions asked. . .Or something like that.
The curious thing about writers and writing websites is that they spend a lot of time talking about writing and how to write and what to write, and reviewing books that other people have written, but there doesn't seem to be much out there about the ins and outs of physical books. Here are five binding techniques used today.
In my final year of high school, we were set a writing prompt: Shooting Stars. We could do whatever we liked with it as long as we had a story at the end with that title. Looking back, Mrs B. must have dreaded my essays. I never was one for taking things at face value and, needless to say, I dismissed out of hand the common classroom themes of wish fulfilment. That essay is finally coming of age this summer.
'Write everyday!' It's one of the most famous pieces of writing advice. I make the case both ways but it's up to you to decide: Is writing every day right for you?
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.
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.
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.
This week in the fun facts (related to my NaNoWriMo WIP), we have vikings. Did you know that they liked kittens and that they wrote graffiti in a famous Byzantine church? Did you know they even travelled that far? Well, read on.