My 10 Step Novel Writing Process

In my opinion the most important thing for an author is to have a consistent project process. This process is likely to be different between each author. This month I thought I might share my process. Step 1: Idea Formation Before you can start writing a story of any kind, you need to at least…

Review of Akarnae by Lynette Noni

Lynette Noni is an Australian author that has written a fantasy series titled The Medoran Chronicles it is a five part series that follows the journey of a young girl that falls into another earth like world called Medora. The following blurb is on the back of the book. With just one step, sixteen-year-old Alexandra…

Writing Programs – Scrivener

Writers and authors use a variety of ways to plan their projects. As I’ve mentioned in previous blogs I’m not much of a planner, I do however have my research and I have tried a few different programs to help me sort through all of my notes. As far as programs go I give it…

The Book Launch

So I just made my way through the official launch of The Stray. It actually wasn’t as much of a whirlwind as I thought it would be. Instead, it ended up being a celebration with my family and friends over this big achievement in my life. The photo to the right of me and my…

Digging Into Character

Character development is one of the most important parts of story writing, you can have excellent descriptions, dialogue and plot, but none of that counts for anything if you don’t have good characters in your story. This week I’m going to discuss with you’re the different types of characters, their roles and what you need…

Writing As A Career

I found out that I wanted to publish novels when I was about 13. All I wanted to do was publish a book, be the next J.K Rowling. This was around the time I started working on my first “novel” that story I wrote became The Stray It was completely different, the characters, the setting,…

Writer’s Block

So this week I’m talking about writer’s block, and also some tips to get past the block you’re facing. There are two sides to this topic, there are those that believe writer’s block is real then those that believe it isn’t. Writer’s block is a condition a lot of writer’s have when they are unable…

Ideas, Researching and Storyboarding

So to follow on from last weeks post I have decided to share my writing processes, from getting ideas to the actual writing of the project. Getting Inspiration Forcing yourself to get inspiration is difficult, sometimes impossible. I find my best novel inspirations come from dreams. When this happens I usually wake up in the…