Prologues: what are they and how did they originate? Some more on prologues. A very useful post. Why not to have a prologue. Thanks Pablo for the image


More reading and writing

Just write every day of your life. Read intensely. Then see what happens. Ray Bradbury #amwriting #writing — TheUnNovelist (@TheUnNovelist) 1 March 2017 Writing feels different every single day. Some days you just roll....


Writer’s voice

When you write your own story, your only responsibility is to sound like yourself. #amwriting #writerslife #writing — Holden Sheppard (@V8Sheppard) 1 February 2017 “You have to learn to write from the very...


Short Story Preview: Redemption

‘Mummy! Mamasita! Wake up!’ I shook her vigorously in her cabin bunk ‘He’s gone! Quick! We must find him!’ She stirred, opened her eyes and stared sleepily at my frantically flapping hand. ‘Darling, it’s...


On reading and writing

Unlocking worlds: a reading companion for book lovers by Sally Allen. This review by Fictionophile has won me over. (Thanks to Robbie Cheadle for bringing it to my attention). If u want to be...


Description – stretch yourself

"Remember that all description is an opinion about the world…” #writing #writingadvice — Jon Winokur (@AdviceToWriters) 10 February 2017 Open up. Don't write from a platonic mindset. Get intimate with your work. #amwriting


Novel Preview: The Winspeare Lot

There was triumph in Sir Osbert Winspeare’s step as he marched through the station one dreary Friday evening in November, 1945. It wasn’t just that another week of staring across the House at the...