10 stages every novel plan needs

This entry is part 4 of 4 in the series How to Win at Authoring

You’re starting to see it now. Following the first lesson in this course, you developed a kick arse idea that was going to change the world. After lesson two, you created a host of awesome characters (plus an insufferable hero). Armed with these, you dived into your plan, ready to craft something brilliant and unique. Read more about 10 stages every novel plan needs[…]

5 characters every story needs

This entry is part 3 of 4 in the series How to Win at Authoring

So you followed the first part of this course on ideas and the seeds of your next great story are beginning to grow. That’s great, so long as it doesn’t turn out better than mine. Now you have the germs of your story, you’ve progressed to the next logical step, creating characters. That’s not just Read more about 5 characters every story needs[…]

Man vs Bookshelf: Harry Potter and the case of the Duplicates

This entry is part 18 of 40 in the series Man vs Bookshelf

There are plenty of books on my shelves a lot of people won’t know. This, I guess, will not be one of them. Let’s be honest, at this point Harry Potter is bigger than Jesus. Maybe even bigger than the Beatles. People are mad on the bugger, despite the fact he’s not the most compelling Read more about Man vs Bookshelf: Harry Potter and the case of the Duplicates[…]

Man vs Bookshelf: The Cuckoo’s Calling

This entry is part 9 of 40 in the series Man vs Bookshelf

The problem with these blogs is that some of the time, they take longer to write than it takes to read the books. This leads to me falling behind in my writing and creates a backlog of books I have to review. The net result of which is a jumble of plots and points clogging Read more about Man vs Bookshelf: The Cuckoo’s Calling[…]