From A Child’s View

I found myself thinking about book covers yesterday afternoon, as I visualised my unpublished books on the shelf of a book shop.  🙂 Whispering Caves isn’t finished yet, but I have always had an image in my mind that I associate with the cover.  However, Cat’s Eyes is finished and because of that, I concentrated … Read moreFrom A Child’s View

The Lure of a New Project

If you visit a lot of writers’ websites, you’ll soon find a large majority of them openly admit to starting more stories than they finish. There are several reasons for this, but I’m going to talk about only one of those reasons today – the lure of a new project. Yesterday, after a strong fight … Read moreThe Lure of a New Project

The “RL Technique” J.K. Rowling Uses To Hook Her Readers

by Jared Myers The “RL Technique” J K Rowling uses to grab readers by the eyeballs and forces them to re-read her books again and again. I’ll show you how it practically gives away all her best kept secrets and how you can use it to keep your own readers hanging on your every word. … Read moreThe “RL Technique” J.K. Rowling Uses To Hook Her Readers

How to Murder Your Muse

A muse is similar to a witch’s familiar, which is usually associated with a black cat. The cat is a companion to the witch, but it doesn’t do the work of the old hag (although it can be a pair of extra eyes, which I suppose she could find helpful). A muse on the other … Read moreHow to Murder Your Muse

How to Plot Your Novel

I’ve been plotting novels and short stories for some years now, but that doesn’t mean I think I know everything that needs to be known on the subject. Because of this, I continually borrow books from the library, or purchase them if they are being sold at the right price, to ensure I’m not doing … Read moreHow to Plot Your Novel

Grab Your Reader With Conflict

by Lea Schizas No, not conflict of interest…not conflict within your being…but conflict found in a story. What exactly is conflict in a story? Simple…a problem/obstacle your main character needs to overcome by the end of the story. Think of it as your engine that drives your car forward. Without one your car remains idle, … Read moreGrab Your Reader With Conflict

Publishing with Lulu

Lulu is a self-publishing company. Anyone can use this service and this is where I have a problem with self-publishing. If anyone can use it, then there are bound to be badly written books out there. Let’s be honest, it’s a fact that there are. But…if a book is badly written, or if there is … Read morePublishing with Lulu