March 2011

Tip 5: Allow your readers to form a mental picture of your story by including plenty of detail

March 17, 2011

This post relates to my blog series on the top ten tips to writing a novel. Visit my archives to see the full list, and other relevant postings. I believe one of the great joys of writing is that you can create a world exactly how you want it to be. When you do so, [...]

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Tip 4: Open with a Bang!

March 10, 2011

This post relates to my blog series on the top ten tips to writing a novel. Visit my archives to see the full list, and other relevant postings. “Help please! Somebody help me!” It took all of Michael’s strength to hang onto the tiny ledge with his fingertips. “No one can hear you, there’s no [...]

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Tip 3. Understand Your Characters

March 3, 2011

This post relates to my blog series on the top ten tips to writing a novel. Visit my archives to see the full list, and other relevant postings. Characters in books are generally larger than life. They need to be in order to grab and hold your reader’s attention. They can be based on real [...]

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