Do you ever feel guilty for writing things other than your novel? Here's why you shouldn't.
In May this blog went on hiatus. Between exams and travelling it wasn't feasible for me to keep it up, so I decided I'd take a short break and restart in August. A good plan. Nothing wrong with taking a break when needed. Except it almost wasn't so much a break as a break-up. What... Continue Reading →
Excuse the pun and let's get down to business. A lot of people have asked me about my monstrous spreadsheet outlines and how I use them. If you haven't seen one of them before, here's a small section of my current one. That shows the first nine scenes of my new WIP (a YA fantasy)... Continue Reading →
A smash-hit bestseller appears a freak event, impossible to predict, yet in their daring book The Bestseller Code, Jodie Archer and Matthew L. Jockers argue that there is, in fact, a winning formula. All you need is a highly sophisticated algorithm trained on bestseller for years. It's a fantastic book and fascinating to read whether you... Continue Reading →