New Year’s Writing Resolution: Minimal Planning

It being New Year, and a time of resolutions – even during a dismal and lengthy pandemic – I am making several, and one in particular about writing. For those who have read my post a few weeks ago about ‘Planning for Pansters’ this will seem a bit of a repetition, because it is all … Continue reading New Year’s Writing Resolution: Minimal Planning

New Year Resolutions: How Original…

On environmental issues, a few centuries ago, the age and significance of Stonehenge was wholly unappreciated and it thad been neglected for thousands of years. it was assumed to date from slightly before the Romans came... It being the first of January 2020 today, it is of course, the time for New Year’s resolutions. In … Continue reading New Year Resolutions: How Original…

Review of Jordan Rosenfeld’s ‘How to Write a Page Turner’

I have just finished reading Jordan Rosenfeld’s ‘How to Write a Page Turner’. I thought the advice in it was invaluable. Not only that, but it is detailed; too many ‘how to’ books for writers are not sufficiently specific. You might be told to ‘infuse the pages with tension’ and to ‘keep raising the conflict’ … Continue reading Review of Jordan Rosenfeld’s ‘How to Write a Page Turner’

Planning the Structure of Your Novel and Writers’ New Year Resolutions

A Happy New Year to all the readers of this blog. I hope that this year you all get your heart's desire, whatever that may be, as it's unlikely to be: A. Taking Over the World B. Banning tea drinking or C. Making the wearing of black socks, white trainers and check trousers obligatory. This … Continue reading Planning the Structure of Your Novel and Writers’ New Year Resolutions