Writing is about so much more than just the written word. Nowadays, you have to be prepared to promote your work and to be brave and tell the world that you are truly serious about writing. It means strengthening your existing…
Tag: Novel Writing
Novel writing. How much emphasis can you place on each character if you have a great many milling around within the plot? Each character should have a definitive role to play so you need to consider this.
Even the most enthusiastic and passionate of writers can murder their chances of being successful in their novel writing efforts if not careful and over the years…
Want the latest blog post by author, editor Annette Young? Fiction is about escapism. Irrespective of the genre, a good story helps…..
by Annette Young
When writing fiction, one of the trickiest elements is being able to create the solid building blocks of good characterisation. Even if you are eager to dip into the writing process, you shouldn’t bypass this stage because you will only end up performing an awful lot of re-writes. Failure to consider these building blocks will certainly impact your ability to create characters that seem real. If they don’t act naturally, are not compelling or believable, then you will certainly lose that connection with the reader.
When I started writing my novel Who Killed September Falls, I had the image of my two main characters firmly planted in my mind. I knew that I wanted September to be wildly beautiful but flawed within her own personality and she had to have the perfect foil, Arianne Tawnison who was the loyal friend, the side-kick who recognised her role within the friendship but who gave willingly and gained much as a result.
Check out the trailer for Who Killed September Falls by editor/author Annette Young.
By Sheila C Skillman
So important is the end, that it can spoil an otherwise excellent novel. As a regular Amazon reviewer, I have read novels thinking, This is superb. I’m going to give this novel 5 stars. And then I’ve reached the end, and my potential review slips a star.
Ideas often come through at the most annoying of times, when falling asleep for example or if out walking or shopping and the chances are that you will have no pen or paper to hand.
Writing a book is a challenging task to undertake. Like any other form of art, it takes time, hard work and dedication. Looking at it from another angle though can help put the job into perspective.
Want to get your manuscript completed? Procrastination can get in the way of finishing your book. This article provides four tips on avoiding procrastination and get you back to writing!
For nine years I worked for an online publicity firm for authors. The company was one of the first, if not the first, dedicated solely to online publicity.
The ultimate goal for most authors is to be able to add bestselling author to their resume. This article will give you a few pointers on how to do just that.
The book entitled, “The Penny Pinchers Club” written by Sarah Strohmeyer was a surprising delight. I read it on my airline flights and it was an easy read.
A synopsis is so important and can make the difference between publication and rejection. Give your manuscript a chance by following these simple steps….
I’ll admit to a teensy weeny smidgen of envy towards J K Rowling. No – not the massive fame and fortune side of things. I envy her ability to conjure up a person’s character with a name: Hasn’t she just nailed it? Take Harry for starters:
A first chapter has to be convincing, compelling and tightly written to capture the reader’s attention and to plunge them straight into the heart of the plot so this competition requires you to think carefully about your opening and to lead the reader ……..
A professional novel critique can help you to get your work published but it is possible to critique your own writing before investing…Creative Competitor Editor Annette Young shows you how…
When writing a crime novel, you must know your killer inside and out. What makes your antagonist react violently, think history, think murder weapons…
Writing a novel? Dont’ forget to request a manuscript critique and give your novel a fighting chance of getting published.