A common trope in fiction is to have two or more characters initially suspicious of each other, but eventually growing close. But how can we get this transition to feel organic?
There are angels, and if your long uneventful life has any luck, you can become one of them.
Changing my mind about NaNoWriMo: What's gone on this October?
Off the motorway, somewhere between one city and the next, there stood a town that disappeared at night. Not literally, of course, but the truth was just as strange.
I've been putting stories onto paper since I learnt how to hold a pen, and dreaming up stories for longer. But committing to my craft has brought some unexpected changes.
This month I faced a classic writer conundrum.
Writing a good opener is a struggle, one I've been grappling with for a while. When in doubt, learn by example. In this series of posts, I'll look at the opening scene from all different kinds of fiction - TV, books, movies, you name it - to see what worked about them. First up, is Mr. Robot.