You write a novel in several drafts, improving on its structure each time. Like sculpting from rough ideas. Each draft carves your novel’s shape and structure in greater detail. I … Continue reading How to write a novel: some tips to get started
The following is the (split) opening scene of Ghost, my third novel in the Tabitha Trilogy. (So absolutely it’s spoilers, if you’re thinking of trying Tabitha first.)
In fiction writing, especially action-adventure stories, it’s vital to give our protagonist a moment to catch their breath. In the excerpt below from Sky Queen, Tabitha’s second novel, she’s been … Continue reading Sky Queen: a winter scene.
The most important thing I ever learned about writing came from a Tokyo sushi master. In the documentary Jiro Dreams of Sushi, we follow the singular passion of Jiro Ono, … Continue reading The most important thing I ever learned about writing
The words “but what if?” are among your best tools as a writer. They’re the magic chalk that draws strange new doors on your story’s walls and ceilings. An instant … Continue reading “But what if?…”