Will You ‘Make It’ As a Writer?

Everything is a mixture of what you know, who you know, and what you do.

Writing Through Depression

On days where I can’t get out of bed and don’t see any point to existence, it’s hard to write. What do you do? …The answer isn’t ‘just get over it’, however much you keep telling yourself that.

How to Write a Fight Scene

Fight scenes are the biggest risks you can take in your writing career. Movies, adverts, and other forms of visual media have trained us to see fight scenes as action, and therefore entertaining. This isn’t the case with 99% of fight scenes, because 99% of writers haven’t found this blog post. Consider yourself one lucky…

23 NaNoWriMo Survival Tips

Remember you aren’t alone; NaNoWriMo isn’t just a torture device- it’s a community of people who are here to help you; newbies and published writers alike.

Plans for November!

Hi everyone! I have news! Don’t worry, it’s not good/bad news. It’s just news. So, I’m doing NaNoWriMo, like a lot of people in this community. That means I don’t really have the time to do my usual four posts a week, on top of work and university. I’ll still be posting, just on Saturdays…

Do you Need Chapters in Your Novel?

What are Chapters for? Chapters help you organise your book by: Explaining who is narrating (if your story is told by more than one character). Fast-forwarding through time and controlling the pace of your writing (not every detail of your character’s day is important, nobody cares about the marvellous piss they stopped to take on…

Writing a Suspenseful Story

In order to NOT send the verbal equivalent of a coma to any agents, there are some things to keep in mind.