How To Write Your First Chapter

Let’s get the most important piece of information out of the way first. You are not going to hook anyone with your first sentence, the first paragraph is more likely, but most probably it’s going to be the first few pages that catch the readers attention. Now I’m not...

Plotting or Pantsing

Some authors swear up and down that their style is superior on both sides of the plotting or pantsing argument. The thing is, I’m not sure it’s as simple as that. The pushiest side for this argument is the plotters (sorry guys, but it’s true!), here I fall guilty. I...

So you want to be a writer?

There is a huge difference between writing as a hobby and writing as a profession. Most readers aren’t ever able to cross over from being a hobby writer to being a full time professional… but why is that? Definition First, you have to ask yourself what does being a...

Why I Keep Writing

I honestly think a job in the creative field is one of the most challenging careers you can aspire to have. To work as an artist, you have to have the ability to turn your creativity on and off like a tap. Until you develop that tap system, you have to force yourself...

The Composition of Your Character

When you build a character, there are a few things to consider, appearance personality and personal motivation, to name a few. I won’t talk about any of these as they are highly personal to what the author envisages and what the story needs. I will, however, talk...