Nanowrimo planning – conquer your plot

Are you tempted by Nanowrimo - the completion of a novel's first draft in just 30 days - but find it hard to stay on track once the initial rush of frenetic writing has worn off? Do you find it hard to sustain your energy for the required 50,000 words in just one month?¬† Do... Continue Reading →

The Gripping Climax – an ingredients list

After 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 come to fruition; where the hero must face his demons and overcome his opponent; where... Continue Reading →

Planning backwards with a scene list

I'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 I always do at this stage of a story, and make a scene list. Which... Continue Reading →

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