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.
— Tips to write a better blurb.
— Start marketing like a pro with these free and easy tips!
— 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.