Over on Fiction University, I found (amongst others) a huge list of ways to assist with the generation of story ideas. There are quite a few, but this post helpfully draws them together in one user-friendly list. Check it Out... Ideas and Brainstorming That first rush of an idea is always fun, but sometimes the … Continue reading Generating Ideas For Your Next Novel – Fiction University
Introduction to the World of Parklife – Wollaton Hall, Nottingham
I'm working on a novel at the moment, Parklife. It's a horror story of a group of people trapped inside the stately home, Wollaton Hall, an Elizabethan-era mansion. Volunteer teaching assistant, Chris Moore, must keep his son safe from not only the crazed animals in the surrounding forest, but also the hidden danger within the … Continue reading Introduction to the World of Parklife – Wollaton Hall, Nottingham
I’ve Got No Novel – Am I a Bad Author?
I’ve written short stories for a long time now, and surprisingly, I’m even quite fond of some of them! My first published work was my collection A Sinister Six , which contains six (surprisingly) of my favourites (plus a couple of bonus ones, but don’t tell anyone - A Sinister Eight doesn’t work as well). You should get … Continue reading I’ve Got No Novel – Am I a Bad Author?
Writing Uncomfortable Characters – Paedophiles
It’s International Women’s Day next week! At work, I’ve been trying to organise a photo competition, photographs of women which help break stereotypes and broaden perception, while celebrating the strength and diversity of women worldwide. So I’m trying to write something for a Facebook post, but it all seems to sound creepy: ‘We are looking … Continue reading Writing Uncomfortable Characters – Paedophiles