I’d hate for the posts you want to get lost among my archives, so I’ve put together these posts that people seem to keep coming back for — and thank you for finding them in the first place.
These posts are your resources for top-quality writing and publishing.
– a template ready-to-use for writers to flesh out a character.
– Includes a visualisation (diagram) of the points needed in story structure.
– Differences between how males vs. females view things in real life to apply to your story.
– my writerly fears (sometimes irrational) and the answers I’d tell myself if I were someone else.
– and a similar post on the freaky similarities on how all writers think they’re crappy.
– because “writing” friends will always be different to “life” friends and this is why.
– a bad example of a scene and how I re-wrote it to work. P.S. Hopefully it does work and I don’t make a fool of myself.
– common margin errors, flow, interaction, empathy, adverbs/adjectives, passive sentences, hook — it’s all here.
–self-explanatory. But can you guess tip #1?
– how to never fall into that dreaded Writer Rut.
– archetypal characters, jargon, signposting, the 7 stories, opening sentence, and colour cards for outlining.
– recurrent themes and how fairy tales can enrich your manuscript.
– recurrent motifs and how these aspects can enrich your manuscript.
COVER DESIGN POSTS
– list of current cover designers from cheap to more pricey, all suited for the budget of a self-publishing author.
– so many self-published authors have hideous book covers. My mission is to make this trend history.
– also, self-published authors don’t get editing, copyright pages or margins correct. This post will solve these problems too.
– As a junior editor and published author, here are my tips to improve your manuscript.
– Easy help to get thousands of followers without spamming or spending money.
– get the best out of your tweets in the least time.
– the top compiled tips and a checklist when querying.
– … and how not to query an agent. [WARNING: this is a total laugh]
– a new genre, tips for YA and MG writers, pitching, and the slush pile.