Book blog: Save the Cat (and your logline)

If 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 times already, in particular his guidance on creating a killer story premise or logline. I've done... Continue Reading →

Writing skills – battle scenes

My current novel is an adventure story so I always imagined it would climax with an epic battle. Only problem - I've never written a battle scene. I have written action but always small-scale, and always based around an emotional moment. I've never tried to co ordinate armies -  and personally I glaze over during those clash-bang scenes... Continue Reading →

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