I’ve really been struggling to get any time to write this week – partly because of things outwith my control, and partly because I just haven’t been able to get down to it. There are always so many other things to do: Continue reading
Five months into my book writing project and I still haven’t finished the planning and research stage. Why? Because I’m keen to get the basic plot structure and characters fixed in my mind before I start drafting, as I know this has let me down before.
I am following a particular writing method – the Snowflake Method – which is definitely helping me sort out my plot. The only trouble is that I’ve now hit the point where I need to write a four-page synopsis of my still-to-be-written novel, and I am finding it hard going… Continue reading
I’ve given myself six months to plan and research my novel, and I’ve reached the stage where I am trying to create and develop my characters. It’s not easy.
I’ve been researching how to go about it, and it seems to boil down to a few, seemingly straightforward, steps: Continue reading