July 27, 2021

Finding the beginning of your story is important, and a lot harder than you think! “But don’t I just start at the beginning?” Well yes, and no. There are a lot of ways to do it. You can start with the ending and work your way backwards from there. Or start right in the middle…

June 14, 2021

My book used to have a prologue. I know, I know, I should avoid them like the plague (unless they REALLY bring something to the story), but I was young and dumb (so full of hopes and dreams) and hadn’t really written a novel before. Prologues seemed the way to go – after all, all…

May 20, 2021

Trying to get an agent or publisher to accept your book is a lot like applying for a job. You have to have the right credentials, the right experience and one hell of a cover letter for them to even consider calling you in for an interview i.e. read your book. There are a lot…

May 6, 2021

It was the year 2000. I was a weird and lonely 14-year-old nerd struggling with my identity – I had very “masculine” hobbies and interests and felt I had to dress and act a certain way and be one of the boys, to be taken seriously by the people who shared my interests. Ginger Snaps…