The beginning of a book is crucial to its success. Not only does it matter to agents and publishers, but it also matters to the readers. After a few pages, most readers will have made up their minds about whether or not they like your book. And the chances are, if they aren't impressed, they'll … Continue reading In the beginning…
Now that my wedding and my honeymoon have passed, I'm diving headfirst back into work today. As a freelance writer, I get to write stories for a living - which means that I was actually excited to go back to work! And to ease me back into the swing of things, I turned on my … Continue reading I’m back – with one of my favourite playlists!
I've always loved fairytales; that's what happens when you grow up watching (and rewatching, and rewatching, and rewatching...) Disney classics. I've been writing stories ever since I learned how to spell, so it was only a matter of time before I began adapting fairytales. Interestingly enough, my first adaptation was of Snow White. I'd never … Continue reading Adapting Fairytales
You've heard me talk about how important characters are when you're writing a story, but the next question is how do you create those amazing characters that will sell your story to your readers/viewers/listeners? The first thing you need to know up front is that it's not easy to create good characters. It takes tons … Continue reading How Do I Create Good Characters?