TALL TALES: IDEAS ON STORIES, WRITING AND LIFE.
IDEAS ABOUT WRITING.
HOW TO EDIT A MANUSCRIPT: A beginner's guide to editing a novel
ARE YOUR CHARACTERS IDIOTS? An important writing lesson from Alien: Covenant
TRAGIC BACKSTORY: GOOD OR BAD? How to use tragic backstory effectively with Kong and Tarzan
IS YOUR VILLAIN TOO EVIL? How to write a compelling villain worthy of your novel.
WHAT MAKES A PROTAGONIST AN ACTIVE CHARACTER?Lessons on active protagonists with Indiana Jones.
WHAT THE BLOODY HELL IS THEME? Exploring how theme is used to make stories crawl beneath your skin.
LEARNING ABOUT DIALOGUE: A Lesson on writing the important stuff with Riverdale.
HOLY SHIT! A CHARACTER TWIST: Lessons on bamboozling your readers with a character twist from Black Mirror.
SIMPLE PLOTS DRESSED AS MIND BOGGLING MYSTERY: Learning about information release with 'Hwa-Cha'.
LEARNING ABOUT DIALOGUE: Fleshing out your scenes using only dialogue with 'American Gods'.
HOW TO WRITE KICK-ARSE HEROINES: Learning about different shades of 'hero' with the Handmaid's Tale.
BOOK MUSINGS: Flame in the Mist by Renee Ahdieh
BOOK MUSINGS: Only Ever Always by Penni Russon.
BOOK MUSINGS: Ballad for a Mad Girl by Vikki Wakefield
BOOK BOOKINGS: Fairy Tales
BOOK MUSINGS: The Ghost Bride by Yangsze Choo
BOOK MUSINGS: Nevernight by Jay Kristoff
STORY TIME: A monthly update.
STORY TIME: New Zealand South Island
STORY TIME: Angkor Wat in Cambodia
RANDOM IDEAS AND STUFF.
FIRST LINES: What makes a good Novel first line?
FIRST LINES: More first lines from novels.
WRITING FESTIVALS: Good or bad?
SONGS AS POETRY: Running up that hill.
SONGS AS POETRY: Darkest Dreaming.
SONGS AS POETRY: Cells shaped like stars.
POSITIVE WRITING POST: Remember why you do what you do.
POSITIVE WRITING POST: What is fulfillment for a writer?