That which we call a rose would smell as sweet. But would it? Would Harry Potter be such an everyman if his name were Albus Dumbledore? Would Aragon, son of Arathorn, be so inspiring if he were named Bilbo Baggins? Is it just familiarity that makes these names feel perfect, or is there actually something …
This month, we’re looking into inspiration, how it influences my writing, and how you can use it to best effect.
It’s been quite some time since my last blog post, and while I feel a little bad for setting my blog on the back burner, I’m heartened by knowing that the reason for my absence was due to a big event in my life.
Characters: the drivers of the plot and the people we get attached to. You can’t have a story without them, so how do you actually create a good believable character from nothing?
What programmes and apps I use to do what I do
My review of Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass
Ahh, Valentine’s Day, the holiday only some people can celebrate, while the rest of us pretend not to be bitter about it. One of the mainstays of Valentine’s Day, and indeed, romantic love as a whole, is the love letter. 💌
For my 12 Months 12 Books Challenge, I began with The Rook to fulfill, ‘A book you have, but haven’t read.’ Caution: SPOILERS
A couple of weeks ago, I posted a caption contest on my Facebook group with the promise that the winner got to choose the topic for this week’s blog post. So here it is: ‘What about character creation? Perhaps the process of creating an evil character? Someone that is completely opposite of you and how …
On My Experiences as a Writer