How to write

4. Send your empathy muscle to the gym.

Posted by on Apr 2, 2017 in Articles, How to write | Comments Off on 4. Send your empathy muscle to the gym.

Empathy is to the writer what a spirit level is to a builder. It’s very difficult to construct a story that won’t fall over without it; an essential tool of the trade

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3. Character, and a little more about plot.

Posted by on Mar 12, 2017 in Articles, Blog, How to write | Comments Off on 3. Character, and a little more about plot.

Character before plot? Plot before character? Chicken before egg? I’ve come down on the character side of the coin because I think it’s true that people remember characters more clearly and evocatively than they ever remember plot

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2. Do you have a backbone?

Posted by on Mar 3, 2017 in Articles, Blog, How to write | Comments Off on 2. Do you have a backbone?

Write out your book first in outline. Knowing the journey your characters will take – the beginning, the middle and the end – is too critical to ignore.

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1. What’s your idea for your book? But first, what’s an idea?

Posted by on Feb 6, 2017 in Blog, How to write | Comments Off on 1. What’s your idea for your book? But first, what’s an idea?

Having an idea is fundamental to the writing process. Without one, trust me, all you’ll be doing is corralling a bunch of words on the page and hoping they lead somewhere cohesive. As they say, good luck with that.

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Introduction: How to write your best selling book, by a best selling author.

Posted by on Feb 6, 2017 in Blog, How to write | Comments Off on Introduction: How to write your best selling book, by a best selling author.

Let’s assume you really do have a best selling book in you. I’m gonna help you write it with a series of posts aimed at the first time novelist. David Rollins.

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