Are you writing a time travel novel? What's your mode of time travel and what are your rules? A couple of weeks ago, Nothing in the Rulebook published a guest post I wrote with tips for authors daring to enter this fascinating yet sometimes dangerous realm. Basically, please ignore the disappearing rule. Read it here.… Continue reading Writing time travel
So I came across an article in the Guardian recently called Elmore Leonard's rules for writers and saw red. (Okay, a bit of an exaggeration given all the things currently happening in the world I could get angry about. Let’s say I saw carnation pink.) Anyway, I felt compelled to write an anarchic response for writers… Continue reading No rules please. We’re fiction writers.
Good evening readers! Tonight I bring a round-up of Million Eyes updates and some advice on a literary rule that’s habitually banged on about by editors, agents and publishers: “show, don’t tell”. Million Eyes and Hodderscape No, no, it’s nothing exciting like a book deal from a publisher (I wish). However, it’s a mini endorsement… Continue reading “Show, don’t tell” advice for writers + story updates
Evening all! So I’m totally going to steal Alan Carr’s catchphrase: What a week it’s been! I climbed the O2 in London on Tuesday night and got to see the sun setting behind Canary Wharf. Yesterday I did mountain biking, high rope obstacles in the trees, climbing, canoeing, assault courses and a bit of free-falling… Continue reading Writers who try to write masterpieces + story updates
Good evening! Time for some more story updates, plus some (hopefully) useful advice on how to write internal dialogue in fiction. Without further ado... The Million Eyes Trilogy Work is continuing on the first novel in The Million Eyes Trilogy. I’m basically two thirds of the way through reading the book to my writers’ group,… Continue reading How to write characters’ thoughts + story updates