Archive for July, 2012

In Their Shoes – Getting Point of View Right

July 28th, 2012 No comments

I’ve been wrangling with character development this week, and I’ve found a lot of the problems I’ve had are to do with the point of view. I haven’t chosen the wrong one, but they all have their pros and cons, right?

Let’s examine that shall we? Read more…

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How to use Freewriting to Smash Through Narrative Hurdles

July 21st, 2012 No comments

Writers occasionally face a problem they can’t get their head around – a plot hole; an aspect to a character; something that just doesn’t feel “right”. Sometimes, pondering won’t solve it. Here’s one way to break through those problems and bypass writer’s block. Read more…

5 Fool-Proof Ways to Put your Muse to Work

July 14th, 2012 No comments

Are you at the mercy of your Muse? Do you wake at night drenched in sweat, the icy fingers of a nightmare still clinging to your heart? A nightmare where you’re alone in a cold desert, digging in the dirt for just one idea (and you have no pants on)? Fear not, the Muse can be tamed! This is your oasis! Read more…

I’ll Fix it Later – When Procrastination is Good for your Story

July 7th, 2012 2 comments

Procrastination is our mortal enemy, right? Sure, in most cases. but it depends what you’re putting off. It’s a bad idea to put off going to the Doctor, or the washing up, or writing. But it might be a good idea to put off making changes to your text, at least until the first draft is done. When is this a good idea? Can it ever be a bad idea? Let’s see if we can find out. Read more…