Plot, Character; Character, Plot

Those of you who have been following this blog from the beginning will know that the relationship between character and plot is one of my favourite subjects. The way the two run together, informing and supporting each other, is what makes brilliant writing. In a recent post I mentioned that I had a run-in between... Continue Reading →

There’s More Than One Of Everything

The title of this post comes from Fringe, the excellent sci-fi show about parallel universes. I used it because this post concerns parallel universes of a sort: the kind that come about in different drafts of a novel. Things can change drastically from one draft to the next, and I believe the draft below demonstrates... Continue Reading →

Fail to prepare …

So I've started work on the next book, wasting no time. I thought it would be fun to keep you all updated with progress reports, all under the banner of 'Lifting the Lid'. So far I have sketched out a rough plan and finished first drafts of the prologue and chapter one. This is as... Continue Reading →

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