Any Similarity is Purely Coincidental…sort of

Have you ever written something completely original and authentic only to give it to a friend to read through and have them say "that character was totally based on me right?" If this has never happened to you then lucky you, if it has happened to you then I'm sure it makes your blood boil … Continue reading Any Similarity is Purely Coincidental…sort of

Why Main Characters Suck

One of my favourite things about writing fiction is creating and developing characters. I'm a bit of a character junkie actually, I like to build reasonably detailed character profiles when I write and I cover some pretty trivial details, I like knowing my characters' zodiac, their height, where they've lived, who their best friends are, … Continue reading Why Main Characters Suck

The Measure of a Good Story or Why Tears are Everything

What makes a good story great? It's a question I'm sure many budding writers ask themselves, and as far as I'm concerned there's no real answer. A good story can be attributed to many different factors: a unique, gripping plot, interesting characters, witty dialogue, incredible world-building, any of these combined with good writing (i.e. something … Continue reading The Measure of a Good Story or Why Tears are Everything