There is lots of advice out there on how to write faster and be more productive. They tell us to be more organised before we sit down to write. Plan ahead. If you only have an hour a day, or even less, make sure that you know ahead of time what you need to write, … Continue reading How to write your book faster
Are you new to writing? Have you been writing for a while? I’ve been writing for a long time, but it wasn’t always full-time and I would go for long periods of time where I would be too busy with life to write. I went through some rough patches which eventually led to me getting … Continue reading It pays to learn the craft first
I’ve heard that a lot of people who want to write a novel think that they should write short stories first as “practice” before diving in and writing a full-length novel. There’s a major flaw with that plan. Writing short stories is very different to writing a novel. The structure is different. This means that … Continue reading Short stories are NOT good practice for writing novels
A lot of authors on YouTube in some of the recent videos I’ve watched have been talking about using music as inspiration for writing. I love music and have something playing nearly all day every day and I’ve gotten some ideas for stories from songs, so I think what they’re saying is so spot on. … Continue reading Music to write to and for inspiration
I’ve been watching a lot of YouTube videos lately to improve my writing and one thing that stands out to me is that you have to know your characters before you start writing. I haven’t really done this much in the past (for my first book, Tamisan) and I think it lead me to “Writers’ … Continue reading Know your characters
To the amazing readers who have recently purchased my book, Tamisan, I’d firstly like to thank you. It means a lot to me. Secondly, I’d like to ask a small favour. Could you please write a review on the site you purchased it from just to say what you thought of it? Even if it’s … Continue reading To the readers who have recently purchased Tamisan
Okay, so you’ve been editing your novel and found that there are some bits of your novel or a whole scene in there that you didn’t need. It needs to go. But… there’s some good stuff in there. There are some good descriptions and some action sequences that just don’t fit into your current story, … Continue reading Don’t delete your deleted scenes!