Tag Archives: novelist

Mapping your plot

  A good structural skeleton is achieved  through study, analysis, and hard work. This is one area that is not about some innate gift – yes, there will be delicious flashes of inspiration, but diligence will be a better friend … Continue reading

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Dialogue masterclass

How can you advise writers on dialogue? Firstly, I ask them to use their ear; read their dialogue aloud. Those who get it right have what amounts to a musical gift but, frankly, most of us don’t have a knack … Continue reading

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Are you an introverted author?

When I attended Bloomsbury’s excellent ‘Self -publishing in the Digital Age’ conference the other week, it occurred to me that there is a glitch inherent in this whole new age of publishing: What if you like writing – you may even … Continue reading

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