People did not buy your novel (that is, part with their hard-earned cash), so that they could be sent to Snoresville. They want to have an adventure. They want to turn the pages in a frenzy to find out what happens next in your book. Just two of the main reasons why setting and conflict is important – so try and get them right.
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What makes a great novel? Whatever your views, there are roughly six elements that your novel absolutely should have, for a better chance at being successful. In this post, we look at two of the six elements: plot development and themes.
When I start working on a new project, there are some routines that I absolutely must follow, one of which is going for aimless walks. It does wonders for my creativity and my characters thank me for it, because it means I don’t kill them off.
Everything about the client spelt trouble with a capital T. His telephone manner was dismissive, his emails barely civil, but we still took on his project, because we were professionals, and managing difficult clients was part of our repertoire, right? Oh, the gift of hindsight!