Readers of romantic novels want to be swept up in the passion developing between the two main characters – and for the sake of making this easy for me, let’s say it’s heroine and hero. It doesn’t have to be of c
Writers are always being told to ‘write about what you know’. But I’ve always thought that if we stuck too rigidly to that idea, we’d never write anything. I’m more of the opinion that we should write about wha
Dialogue! Some writers love it others dread it! But a few lines of good dialogue can reveal more about character, emotion and plot than pages of narrative. And most importantly, dialogue brings your story to
Today’s hints & tips are all about making sure readers keep on reading! And one way of doing that is by making good use of that little writing ploy – the cliffhanger.
An editor at Scholastic once told me I was
“We must walk before we run,” is a well-known phrase attributed, according to Google, to English novelist and travel book writer, George Henry Borrow.
I wish I could say that I’ve always been a firm bel
Hello everyone, I’m very happy to have been asked to take over this Hints and Tips for the New Writers slot. I just hope I can follow in Jenny’s shoes and come up with as much good advice as she has done ove