All good authors research their stories, so I’m told. It’s been a bit hard to research some of mine as it involves a lot of magic. I was alright on the sailing parts as I’ve done a bit myself. There is one story line involving drugs, I didn’t research that personally but relied on my […]Read more "Author research"
I’m sharing this with you without the need for you to pay me money, give me your e-mail address or take a four-part course. 1. Write a few hundred words happily tapping away knowing that Dickens will be worrying his crown is under threat. 2. Do a quick edit the following day, a little bit […]Read more "The way to Write a perfect book"
Top blogger and great author Lucy Brazier kindly agreed to visit my blog and answer a few question. I meet her fairly early on in my blogging journey and she has always been very supportive and helpful. She has recently re-released her first book. You had quiet an interesting journey with your book. First published […]Read more "Lucy Brazier Author interview"
What feels like a life time ago I wrote how I hated chapter three of my book. (just realised I wrote that over a year ago, where did the time go?)Now I’m in the re-writing stage I can see why. It was rubbish. Far too much telling not enough showing. It ended with Tybalt in […]Read more "Why I hated chapter three"
One of the things I have been giving a lot of thought to as I approach the editing stage of my book is do I leave the swearing in. There isn’t a lot of swearing in it, just one character swears he uses the f word a few times, it is fitting with his personality […]Read more "Too much swearing"
Now before I launch into my tirade, please don’t be offended I’m not taking a pop at anyone who has done this. People who have are perfectly entitled too and no one forces any one to contribute this is just my personal opinion on it. Publishing a book is a commercial exercise most do it […]Read more "Crowdfunding a book"
I know it’s not real, as the clue is in the name, but there should be an element of realism in a book. I’m mainly talking about how the characters talk, respond to events and relate to each other. Here is the main list of things that annoy me that I’ve tried to either avoid […]Read more "Making fiction believable"