What makes a great character arc #amwriting

Characters are not robots, and they need to have emotions if we are to identify and invest in getting to know them. A character arc is where the character grows or transitions. Fundamentally, they are about how our characters change. While writing a book doesn't necessarily mean you need a character arc, many great stories do include one. … Continue reading What makes a great character arc #amwriting

How to generate new story ideas #amwriting

If you need some fresh writerly inspiration, here is a list of things you can do to help generate new story ideas and rework old ones. It's the most obvious one, and it's still the best. Reading can provide a bounty of ideas to use in your own work (..but maybe not plagiarise!) It's a great way to pick up style … Continue reading How to generate new story ideas #amwriting

If you never try you’ll never know #amwriting #publishing #scifi

If you never try you'll never know

I have been working on my current WIP for many years. I first had the idea for the story back in 2004, at least that is the first rough sketch of it, and my first recorded version. I parked it for years, dabbling in other ideas and stories but never taking them much further. In 2013, … Continue reading If you never try you’ll never know #amwriting #publishing #scifi

8 Things that make a writer happy #amwriting #writer

Sharing our favourite book Dreaming up a new plot twist Bookshops Quiet time to write Learning how to improve our writing Completing a draft An idea for a new story...that we can't wait to begin The perfect writer's nook in which to craft our words and worlds