February 14, 2017

On creating a Main Character that feels real

On creating a Main Character that feels real. What makes a character real? What makes them stand out from all the other 2 dimensional made up people out there in film, TV and books? I actually don’t think there is a definite answer to that. But before you say, well why are we talking about it then, I want to […]
January 24, 2017

Storymapping / Outlines

Last year I finished up with all the things I do before actually drafting. This year, we’ll begin with what I like to call “Storymapping”! If you’ve following along, you should now have; a word document filled with mixed up dot points¬† (Storymap) a story anatomy sheet a character spreadsheet a world building document a temporary query/blurb to keep you […]
October 19, 2016

To Plot or not to Plot!

To Plot or not to Plot! That is the ultimate writerly question, is it not? In the years before I was published, this 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 this past year I […]