I've decided to count my writing achievements. And you should too.
Every writer has heard the "pantsing" versus "plotting" debate. The crux of the debate is that some writers prefer to plan a lot before they start their novel and others don't plan as much. In a community dominated by plotters, here's some things I wish people understood about writing a novel by the seat of your pants.
Writing is hard. But it's also one of the best things ever.
When querying a book, it's often vital for two or more comparison titles to be included in the pitch. Comparison or comp titles are books that are similar to the one being queried. They're a way to help an agent or publisher picture the concept, tone, and market, transforming that coddled manuscript into a commercial product.
The bane of every writer’s existence is writers block. Here's a simple remedy to try.
Because first chapters suck.
Mate, I'm pretty sure that's an insult.
Are you a procrastinating writer? Maybe what you need is a 30 day writing marathon. Let me introduce you to... *drumroll* National Novel Writing Month! But before you plunge into the challenge, make sure you're aware of how NaNoWriMo can help you and hinder you.
I aced my 2020 NaNoWriMo. Here's how.
Earlier tonight, Boris Johnson announced that the UK would be going to a second national lockdown. I know people across the country will be devastated - friends included - but I've been feeling a resigned calm. Here we go again. For a lot of reasons, 2020 doesn't feel like a year that I've lived, but … Continue reading Why 2020’s NaNoWriMo Will Be Different