Sef Churchill

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The Gripping Climax – an ingredients list

Reading Time: 3 minutesAfter five solid months of writing, some of it even on the work in progress, I now approach the crucial moment in my story: the climax. Here is where all the foreshadowing I’ve been doing over the last 100,000 words must… Continue Reading →

Planning backwards with a scene list

Reading Time: 4 minutesI’m very nearly done with the first draft of the book. Very nearly. I just have a couple of scenes to write near the end, plus some backfill to do at the start. This means it’s time to do what… Continue Reading →

Book blog: Save the Cat (and your logline)

Reading Time: 3 minutesIf you struggle with story structure, theme, or bookending your work with definite character progression, then Blake Snyder’s screenwriting guide, Save the Cat! is a must-read. I started this book last week and I’ve re-read parts of it so many… Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →

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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