Last week I wrote a blog called ‘Am I Proud?’ in place of two book reviews – one for a book on Screenwriting, one for a book on starting a business.
The writing process, which we began together five months ago, is coming to an end, and I want you to think back.
Think about that initial idea.… Read the rest
Already, during this course, we’ve come so far together.
We’ve grown to know each other well. Better than well. Intimately.
In fact, I’d go so far as to say I think of you as more of a lover than a mere student.… Read the rest
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.… Read the rest
Everything begins with the idea.
Simple as that.
It doesn’t matter if you can craft beautiful dialogue. If your prose makes people accept the existence of God.… Read the rest
An introduction to ‘how to win at authoring’
Every budding author needs to understand the key steps that will allow them to rise to the top despite their obvious lack of talent.… Read the rest
After struggling to get through Good Omens in the allotted time, I wanted to dive into a quick read.
I choose Grandpa’s Great Escape. It may look beefy, and weigh in at over 450 pages, but don’t let that fool you.… Read the rest
Here at Mark Ayre Towers (shed), my team and I (just me) like to bandy around the real hot-button topics. The key issues we know you are desperate for answers on. Recently we cured heartbreak – you’re welcome – now we’re on to the next thing.… Read the rest
Having been banned from at least three writers groups, I know a lot about their value. Today I would like to discuss how you can use (/ exploit) them to further your career.
But you’re thinking: “Mark, why would I join a writers group?… Read the rest
Uh oh, look what happened. There you were, trawling the web for something important, or insightful, or entertaining. Instead, you’ve dropped through the never-ending circus of blogs and found this, my blog. Blog #758933022173827.
You want to press backspace and try again.… Read the rest