B – Books, how long should they be? A wordcount guide

I write novels. Or do I? My first novels were 50,000 words long - because that was the word length given as the minimum to win Nanowrimo. But how long should a novel be, really? How about a short story? This quick reference offers a guide to the expected wordcount of various genres. But take... Continue Reading →

A – Antagonists and how to make them

This post is part of the April blogging AZChallenge.  Today it's A. I struggle with antagonists.  Almost all of my early stories have no antagonist at all. Or rather, none that is embodied in a handy walking, talking bad guy on the page. Let's take a look at some of my early Nanowrimo novels. The Fairy... Continue Reading →

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