How many words do you write per night? Do you ever feel that it’s enough? Sometimes, you might see posts from fellow authors who are already published, and they talk about how far they are with their next book. Some can write thousands of words in one sitting, but some can only write a few … More Ways To Combat Writer’s Block
Do you ever wonder where your characters come from? I read in my studies that characters are found rather than created. This is about your relationship with your characters, and how to become better connected with them. They come from your own mind after all; so it’s essential you understand them and what makes them … More Who Are Your Characters?
Have you ever thought of what the underlying themes are in your stories? They can be about anything: true love, ambition, revenge, loneliness, friendship. There are so many things that can make up the core themes of fiction writing, and you need to determine what they are. You don’t need to know what they all … More Setting The Underlying Themes
We all know when something doesn’t fit as readers. As writers, we don’t always do the right amount of research, which will show up in our writing. It is perhaps more difficult when writing in our own reality, because you really need to know your stuff to make your work believable, and for it to … More Mistakes In Clarity & Believability
Creating a main plot for your story is one thing, but what about sub-plots? Some stories may have only a couple, but others can have several or perhaps many. It’s no secret that the more sub-plots you have the more complex the story becomes, and therefore it becomes a greater burden on the writer. Depending … More Coming Up With Sub-plots
As writers, no matter what we’re writing about, we need to develop our own style – that is our Author’s Voice. Your voice might be slow and in-depth, it might be fast-paced and generally quite light, or it might be dark and foreboding. Sometimes, it might even be mixed, depending on the nature of the … More Styling Your Author’s Voice
Trying to find exact details can be extremely time-consuming, even when searching online, so there will be times when you’ll have to make logical guesses, but the more you learn and know about a subject the more clarity your writing will have. If, like me, you write or wish to write about tall ships, there are a few ways you can do your research: the internet (though it may sometimes take a good while to find a good, strong tidbit of the information you’re looking for), books, seafarers, and hands on experience. … More A Brief Guide To Nautical Writing