Tag: plot

Apr 30

Y is for Yeasty

Bouncing off the walls should be a familiar sensation to writers, whether it’s due to the excitement of a new story or a result of downing your forty-second cup of coffee of the day. That yeasty – being full of vitality, productivity, or creativity – feeling that has you clambering for the keyboard, bashing out …

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Oct 21

Don’t Panic!

Some of you will have ideas by now and some of you won’t. But panic knows no bounds. Just because you have an idea doesn’t mean you haven’t chewed your fingernails to the cuticle and worn a line in your office carpet walking back and forth trying to convince yourself your idea isn’t a worthless …

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Feb 06

Researching the real world

I like to use a little bit of the real world in my novels every now and again. Not only does it give my stories a little bit of authenticity, it also allows me to plan in a way that’s almost impossible using only my mind. For example if I’m planning a scene where someone …

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Aug 30

The end is nigh!!

Sorry, Churchill you were wrong. This IS the beginning of the end. The beginning of the end of my novel’s plot that is…or so I thought. Now I like endings, to me the ending is the most important part of a novel. I’m sure I’ve mentioned this in another post somewhere on this site, but …

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