Generational Game Changer: The Art Of Writing

As time passes I’m finding it easier and easier to write. It’s also most likely that age old saying that reading more makes you a better writer, which to no ones surprise, is true. My latest venture has been the Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon, which has been an interesting take on the Scottish highlandsContinue reading “Generational Game Changer: The Art Of Writing”

Looking Past Jealousy

Are you like me? Do you find yourself overwhelmingly jealous of friends or family because they seemingly have everything under control? It’s a niggling feeling that digs under your skin, probes at your brain, that little thought that maybe there’s a reason you’re unhappy, unsettled. Maybe it was that slightly bad thing you did backContinue reading “Looking Past Jealousy”

Writing Masterclass: Slowing Down the Pace of a Narrative

Recently I was asked to read and review a novelette after offering some honest opinions on a group in social media. During my first read, I began to notice similarities between our creative writings: neither of us had slowed the pace of the action and because of that the smaller, more intricate details that make our readers love our characters were overlooked.

Writing Masterclass: The Rebel Archetype

The first person you might think of when you think of rebel characters may be Han Solo, the space anarchist of the century. But what makes Han Solo’s character so damn likeable and how can we emulate this within our own writing?

Writing Masterclass: The Caregiver Archetype

The caregiver characters are rarely protagonists. Originally known as the mother archetype, the caregiver traits involve a motherly approach. For instance, traditionally they are quick to forgive, loving, and offer support and guidance to the protagonist…

Writing Masterclass: Hero Archetypes

In some ways, the hero archetype is the most used character trait in fiction. Every big franchise has a hero of some description: Harry Potter, Katniss Everdeen, Lisbeth Salander to name a few. Whether it’s the classic: “I’m something special” hero like Potter or the tragic hero who has suffered an ill fate like Hamlet, they are seemingly ever present in our books, our films and everything in between.