Well done you have finished writing your manuscript. You have worked through the edits and you are now ready to release it into the world. For the last year, you have been at the computer every available minute. You have successfully balanced a family, your job and writing. Sleep was the thing you surrendered, but it has all been worth it.
Factors to consider when sitting down to write your first novel. When I was very young, I was lucky enough to have a school visit from Michael Rosen. He said something that will stick with me for the rest of my life. To be able to write fiction of any type you need to imagine the story in your head like a movie and then write what you see. It was the first time I realised, that I could write a novel. I could see the characters and action in stories as clear as if I was watching it on a TV screen.
If it doesn’t feel right when you write it, then scrap it. There are several elements that make up a good novel. The main elements you need to consider when planning your novel are: Setting Where are you setting your novel? Is it a fantasy land of which you are designing all elements of or is … Continue reading The Elements of a Successful Novel
The first time I tried to start this trilogy I failed miserably. The reason I didn’t like it was the physical size of the first book. I couldn’t hold it without my hand aching especially when I tried to read in my favourite place, bed. Not that I am weak and feeble the books … Continue reading The Passage Trilogy – Justin Cronin
Let me start by saying how difficult it is to quantify I Saw a Man into a genre. At first, I thought it might be murder, mystery or thriller. It turned out it was a book on grief. Male grief to be more precise. The premise of the book is an excellent subject. For me, … Continue reading I Saw A Man – Owen Shears
Swallows and Amazons was recommended by a friend as one of her favourite books. As I started reading I’m sure I may have read it as a child but, that didn’t take anything away for me. This is a simply amazing classic story of children being children. Adventure, pirates and exploring. Living a life before … Continue reading Swallows and Amazons – Arthur Ransome
Caitlin Star is a hero of the future a modern day vigilante with a good measure of Lara Croft. I loved the first book in this series and it is always with trepidation you start the second in a series. I was not disappointed in any way. This book is as good as the first … Continue reading Caitlin Star and the Guardian of Forever – James J. Caterino