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Five Tips for Writing Exposition

Five Tips for Writing Exposition

Here are five tips for writing exposition without getting bogged down in, well, exposition… TRANSCRIPT: Hello, folks, let’s talk about exposition. I’ve got to the bit in my book where my protagonist figures out what the villain is up to and there’s a ticking clock and...
Writing Villains. How to create the Best Baddies.

Writing Villains. How to create the Best Baddies.

How can you write more effective bad guys? Give them a bigger sword? A more evil cackle? Or could the key to unlocking great villains be in your hero? Shock twist! TRANSCRIPT: Hello, folks, I’ve got to the point in the draft of this book when my traitor is about to be...
Writing Tipping Points and How to make your Scenes Work Harder

Writing Tipping Points and How to make your Scenes Work Harder

Each scene or chapter in your story should have some kind of tipping point where a decision is made. How can you use these to make give your characters more agency and drive the story? TRANSCRIPT Hello, folks. I’m now about halfway through the first draft of the third...
Writing with Urgency, or How not to bore the reader…

Writing with Urgency, or How not to bore the reader…

The middle act of a story is where it can really start to lose its energy. So how can we keep writing with a sense of urgency that will keep the reader turning the page? TRANSCRIPT: Hello, folks. As discussed last week, I’m still in the middle act of this novel, still...
Here’s One Way To Write A Novel (Part 2): Three-Act Structure

Here’s One Way To Write A Novel (Part 2): Three-Act Structure

I’ve just hit 22,000 words on my new novel, and this is where things can get a bit sticky. To make our way through the muddy middle of a novel, it helps to understand the basics of three-act structure, so here are a few pointers… Here’s a link to part 1…...