We left Lou, pacing outside her parents flat building, waiting for the mist and Hunters to come and kidnap her parents. Can she save them? Read on to find out. [Read more…] about Adultland Part 3
Archives for September 2015
Yesterday I had a post from Geoffle on differentiating dialogue, so in his honour, this weeks writespiration is a test of just that. Your challenge, if you choose to accept it, is to write a story using dialogue only…. no tags, no explanation, nothing…
Here’s mine and if you’re not a fan of swearing, I’d skip over mine this week: [Read more…] about Writespiration #58 Dialogue
I am truly honoured to be part of my wonderful blogging buddies blog book tour. Geoff Le Pard is a writer an author extraordinaire, as well as being a half decent ex lawyer and a seriously nifty weekly flash fiction contender. But by far the best of his accolades is the fact he is a member of the Annual Bloggers Bash Committee! :p
This week, Geoffle is teaching us about differentiating dialogue between characters, and he is using his experience from his brand spanking, freshly published (go buy it) book My Father and Other Liars. Without further ado, Geoffle…. take it away. [Read more…] about 7 Tricks To Differentiating Dialogue – Geoff Le Pard
Young Adult fiction is wildly popular. I write it, and I know several dozen other writers that do too. It’s becoming the front runner for the biggest share of sales across the whole book/ebook market. So what makes it so popular? And how does one write the YA genre well enough to get a share in the market?
You have to be in their mindset. The YA mindset. See, I have this theory that people stop ageing. I mean, yeah, sure, chronologically we ‘grow’ old. But how many people do you know in their 60’s, 70’s or 80’s who actually act like it? My guess is not many. It’s because people stop ageing. We get to a certain level of maturity or chronological age and then poof. Things stop developing, we think as we did at that age, we just add more experience to help reason our decision making. So what does this mean for writing effective YA stories? [Read more…] about 8 Steps To Cracking The YA Mindset
This week I welcome the lovely Natacha Guyot, you can find Natacha on Twitter, Linkedin, Goodreads: here, here, here and here, Amazon US, Science Fiction, Transmedia and Fandom. You can also see her: List of nonfiction publications, List of upcoming publications and finally her List of guest blog posts. Without further ado, please welcome Natacha [Read more…] about Interview with Author Natacha Guyot
As a fantasy and science fiction writer I have to create entire worlds from scratch. The level of detail needed for that can be overwhelming. One of the things I spent time researching when writing my novel was unusual festivals. I needed to create some rituals around a funeral and a couple of festival events. What I wanted was the detail, the random intricacies of odd celebrations – what are the traditions, what ‘things’ do they have and do in these festivals. This research has done so much more – my head is exploding with ideas, so I had to share this bonkers list.
This has made me question why we obsessively celebrate certain things, How these festivals come into play – what happened to cause the worship of these things, and more importantly what considerations do I need to make about the history and creation of festivals in my own world and stories.
Hope you find these as useful as I did. Here are the most bizarre festivals I found and some of them really, truly are, bonkers! [Read more…] about Weekly Wonder #4 The 42 Weirdest Festivals in the World