Archive

Here’s an alphabetical list of all posts published to date.

 

Writing tips

A guide to writing fight scenes

A few tips for conquering NaNoWriMo

A minimalistic approach to world-building

Characterising villains

Effective marketing methods for writers

Making characters: a few useful tools

Music and writing

Orwellian prose

“Tell me and I’ll forget”: a guide to show v tell

The architecture of suspense

The controversial flashback

The ‘dreaded’ passive voice

The how-to’s of world-building

The ingredients of effective dialogue #2

The NaNoWriMo review

The process of writing and five ways to get going

The power of sensory writing

The website: a writer’s shop window

Seven tips to help with editing

Seven ways to improve as a writer

Stopping the reader’s heart: creating tension

Plotting, story, and some useful tools

Procrastination: duelling with the devil

What the hell is NaNoWriMo?

Viewpoint, tense, and narrative distance

What makes dialogue effective? #1

 

Fantasy

A fantasy writer’s guide to … medieval archery

A fantasy writer’s guide to … medieval armour

A fantasy writer’s guide to … medieval weaponry

A fantasy writer’s guide to … castles and keeps: part one

A fantasy writer’s guide to … castles and keeps: part two

A fantasy writer’s guide to … castles and keeps: part three (the siege)

Making Monsters

Naming your fantasy characters

The many sub-genres of fantasy

The trusty steed

The Pesky Peasantry of the Middle Ages

 

Guest posts

Real Writing Stories #1: Paul McDermott and JM Williams

Real Writing Stories #2: My Writing Day – Forest Wells

Real Writing Stories #3: My Writing Day – Caroline Barden

Real Writing Stories #4 – My Writing Day – Marya Miller

Real Writing Stories #5 – My Writing Day – Lucy Summers

Sharing is Caring Thursdays #1

Sharing is Caring Thursdays #2

Sharing is Caring Thursdays #3 Editing, querying, writing myths, and growing your blog

Sharing is Caring Thursdays #4 Literary jobs, showing v telling, livening up book reviews, and reader’s pet peeves

 

 

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