September 12, 2017

My Adventure with Rachel Aaron’s 2K to 10K in a day!

Before I dive in, let me give you some backstory. At the beginning of August I decided it was time to move on from my current project and focus on writing something new. Usually I dive into my ideas folder and find the one that speaks to me the most. By speaking to me the most, I mean, I spend […]
September 5, 2017

Using Your Chapter Breakdown as a Synopsis!

 The Before Draft Zero Series: Part 1 Part 2 Putting it all together   Before we get into writing a Synopsis, if I haven’t done it already, write up a query letter! A query letter is basically the blurb on the back cover of a book + a paragraph to agents/editors on your experience, comp titles and word count. I […]
September 5, 2017

Before Draft Zero – Putting it all together

The Before Draft Zero Series: Part 1 Part 2 Using your Chapter Breakdown as a Synopsis Last time I finished up with all the things I do before actually drafting. In this post we’ll put it all together and start writing Draft Zero! If you’ve followed along, you should now have; Story Anatomy Worksheet A Chapter Breakdown Your 3 Act […]
September 5, 2017

Before Draft Zero (Part 2)

The Before Draft Zero Series: Part 1 Putting it all together Using your Chapter Breakdown as a Synopsis This week I’m diving back into my plotting advice. In Before Draft Zero (Part 1) I told you all about the Story Anatomy worksheet, chapter breakdown and 3 act outline I fill out at the beginning of each draft. That’s just the […]
September 5, 2017

Before Draft Zero (Part 1)

The Before Draft Zero Series: Part 2 Putting it all together Using your Chapter Breakdown as a Synopsis   In the years before I was published, plotting wasn’t an issue. I spent my days adding to the manuscript that would one day become FADING AWAY, one chapter at a time. plodding along in order… Ah, how things have changed. In […]
August 23, 2017

Writing a Query Letter

WHAT IS A QUERY: A query is a one-page summary of your manuscript.   WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF A QUERY: The goal of a query is to entice your reader to read the pages. Be that an agent, or an editor, or even a potential reader.   WHAT YOU SHOULD INCLUDE IN A QUERY: Always follow submission guidelines! I […]
April 5, 2017

Writing Resources

All this info is now available on my FOR WRITERS page. While plotting and creating my stories, I’ve come across a few fantastic resources that I want to share with you all. Firstly, WATCH THIS VIDEO. Go ahead, I’ll wait. It’s quite eye-opening. Next, have a read of Donald Maass’s WRITING THE BREAKOUT NOVEL. If you haven’t already, this is […]