Sef Churchill

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June 2016

Master post on outlining a novel – 21 ways to outline your book

Reading Time: 2 minutesIn my attempts to outline my novel I did a lot of online reading as well as the books I’ve previously mentioned. Google will find you many sites which offer help with outlining a (fiction) book, but I’ve gathered 20 useful articles…. Continue Reading →

Novel structure – James Scott Bell and my book outlining challenge

Reading Time: 4 minutesI’ve now finished reading James Scott Bell’s SuperStructure. I was a bit sniffy about it in an earlier post and didn’t feel it could apply to me. But now I’ve changed my mind, or at least, moved the furniture round. I’m ready… Continue Reading →

Outlining challenge- finish my novel outline in two days

Reading Time: 2 minutesThis week I have a mission – to finish the outline for my book. I’ve been working on it for a few weeks, by reading from some experts, plus actually drafting some outlines, mind maps and scene lists. I think it… Continue Reading →

Hidden, or, Suddenly finding out what 33 million people think

Reading Time: 1 minuteToday’s post is actually a link to a quick article which sits better elsewhere so that’s where I put it. Let me know if you can’t see it! Just my thoughts on waking up to a surprising reality this morning, and… Continue Reading →

Like the plague: why you should avoid writing groups

Reading Time: 3 minutesI’ve followed Joanna Penn for a little while now and found her website and its writing resources very helpful. So the chance to hear her advice on publishing, specifically self publishing, at the SPS summit in June was too good… Continue Reading →

Scrivener and Joseph Michael – 9 tips from the Scrivener Expert!

Reading Time: 2 minutesI recently attended several sessions of Chandler Bolt’s online writing conference, the Self Publishing Success Summit.  All the sessions I watched were excellent, offering high quality advice from experienced authors. One session though, offered even more – the tutorial given… Continue Reading →

My Biggest Pants Yet – outlining a novel, Part 2

Reading Time: 2 minutesI read these books last week when I got in trouble with outlining my first novel. Below are my impressions of these books, and what I’ve learned by reading them. Take off your pants! by Libbie Hawker. This was my… Continue Reading →

My Biggest Pants Yet – Outlining a novel, Part 1

Reading Time: 4 minutesWhere I come from, pants means knickers. That’s not what I’m talking about here. I’m talking about outlining my novel. In Lancashire, (and also in, you know, America) pants means trousers. Flying by the seat of them is a style of… Continue Reading →

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