5 characters every story needs

This entry is part 3 of 3 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[…]

Should I plan my novel?

The question asked and answered a billion times. Everyone has thrown in their three pence on this, telling you what to do. You don’t need any more advice. Luckily, that’s not what I’m about. I don’t care about you; I’m here to talk about me. The Then:  Thrill of the Plan In my two decades Read more about Should I plan my novel?[…]

3 steps to making a success of writers groups

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? Writing is a solitary art and, if the rest of the Read more about 3 steps to making a success of writers groups[…]