SEX SELLS – So Do Books….

No, I’m not going to tell you how to write a good sex scene. But I have been thinking about this for a couple of weeks and as it is a rather controverisal subject I kept my twitching typing fingers at bay. Now however, I feel ready to talk about it….Sex that is…..Well, Sex inContinue reading “SEX SELLS – So Do Books….”

The Internet Is No Excuse For Bad English & Grammar

But my screen makes my eyes hurt. But it’s hard to read on a screen. But I can always go back and edit it. I wanted to post a blog yesterday and was seriously upset that I have been so busy and stressed and AHHHHHH-ing that I just couldn’t face my blog. Then today, IContinue reading “The Internet Is No Excuse For Bad English & Grammar”

I Bet You Can’t Write Horses…

That title was a wind-up…..have you come here annoyed?…… Since my last post I have been thinking about horses and horses in writing. There were some mammoth discussions on Facebook after my last post and I could see there are a lot of people who know a lot about horses. However, I am still awareContinue reading “I Bet You Can’t Write Horses…”

My Authority – Your Authority

Write with authority or don’t write at all. TThis is a motto – Not my sole motto but one I use as a guideline when writing. Why? Because I do not want to write something and have someone reading it thinking – ‘Well they clearly don’t know what they were talking about because I haveContinue reading “My Authority – Your Authority”

Characterisation and Causation

I have been challenged recently and thought I would share the challenge with you all. The challenge I have faced is in reference to writing characters. The thing is, I guess one has to learn that one cannot simply decide that their hero is going to be broody and cynical because that’s attractive and that’sContinue reading “Characterisation and Causation”

I HATE them – Plot Devices Pt 3

So, I should have written, ‘I LOVE them’ in the title of this post but I thought it sounded too sappy. People are negative beings after all and I bet half of you clicked on this just to find out who I hated – Shame on you! SHAME On You! Anyway, I was writing todayContinue reading “I HATE them – Plot Devices Pt 3”

Plot Devices Pt 2: Galumping Through A Story

I guess when I read a book there is no time for that. I tend to galump (yes, possibly a new word) from chapter to chapter – Clare Hughes How do you keep someone galumping through your story? How do you get them so wrapped up in it that afterwards it’s a tangle to getContinue reading “Plot Devices Pt 2: Galumping Through A Story”

Plot Devices Pt 1: The Old ‘Don’t Know You’re Looking’ Ploy

So, this is part 1 of the expansion on the post which had my friend Clare’s comment in it. Once upon a time… I said that I would talk a little about how you can move your plot line on and just wanted to expand on Clare’s point about seeing the realness and depth ofContinue reading “Plot Devices Pt 1: The Old ‘Don’t Know You’re Looking’ Ploy”

What People Think Pt 2

Do you know what? I was going to write something expanding on this comment my good friend Clare left on this post about caring what people think. When I re-read it however, I realised that Clare had already said it far better than I would and it would be good just to post her commentContinue reading “What People Think Pt 2”

I Am Furious!

Yes, I am. Oh, my goodness! I realise I am about to embark on something which is exactly what I am furious about, but I need to rant and that’s that! I have been online quite a bit recently, reading forums and postings on Google+ and Facebook in my personal life and I am startingContinue reading “I Am Furious!”