First off, tell me about yourself? I am Huda Arshad, from Bahawalpur Pakistan, I am 15-years-old and I am the author of the book A Deep Ocean. I am also the Founder and CEO of an e-magazine called Let's Pen Down, in addition to being a scientific researcher. Tell me about some other authors that … Continue reading Author Interview: Huda Arshad
Tips For Self-Editing
I will be the first to admit that editing is the area of the writing process where I could use the most improvement, I’m either too critical in which case I can turn ten pages of my own work into a few scared pieces of punctuation or I’m too forgiving because I like a particular … Continue reading Tips For Self-Editing
How To Finish That First Draft
So if you are like me it can feel like the hardest thing about writing is ironically, actually writing. So we put this list together of helpful tips for finishing that first draft. This list is by no means exhaustive, and if you have any tips feel free to comment on this post. Make a … Continue reading How To Finish That First Draft
5 Character Tropes To Avoid
I’m going to start this post by saying that these tropes have been a part of literature for as long as man has been writing, there are no original ideas, only new ways of utilising old ones so don’t fret too much if you’re novel has a little too much of ‘a hero’s journey’ or … Continue reading 5 Character Tropes To Avoid
Creating An Outline For Your Novel
I was always kind of against this when I was younger, my thought process was that in planning out my novel I was firstly wasting time that I could be writing and secondly robbing the story of creativity by insisting on planning it rather than letting it form naturally. Now I’ll admit there may be … Continue reading Creating An Outline For Your Novel
How To Introduce Setting In A Story
So I think you’ll agree with me that one of the most important things when building a story is the setting, sure you need characters and you need plot, but for those to be believable and have context, you need to have setting. You need to be careful though, you want the setting of your … Continue reading How To Introduce Setting In A Story
Types Of Narration And Which One To Use
Narration is broken down into three classifications, First Person, Second Person and Third Person and to explain more clearly, First Person Narration. This is where the events of the story are told from the point of view of a character in the story, usually referencing events they are or have experienced. This type of narration … Continue reading Types Of Narration And Which One To Use
How To Find Motivation To Write
Personally I think the title is a bit of a misnomer because it implies that if you can’t find the motivation then you shouldn’t write and this attitude is perhaps the most insidious thing about being a writer. There is this idea that because writing is a creative endeavour that you should and can only … Continue reading How To Find Motivation To Write
Getting Over Writer’s Block
I think most, if not all people will have suffered from the creative drought known as Writer’s Block at some point in their life. While this is bad in the short term, it does mean that there is a whole host of remedies for Writer’s Block, tried and tested by you hardworking creative types. So … Continue reading Getting Over Writer’s Block
Author Interview: Anthony Horowitz
Anthony Horowitz is a prolific English novelist and screenwriter whose works include The Groosham Grange series, The Diamond Brothers series, The Power of Five series and The Alex Rider series which were all written for the young adult market. His adult works include novels based upon the works of Ian Fleming (James Bond) and Sir … Continue reading Author Interview: Anthony Horowitz
Author Interview: Oliver Harris
Check out my Interview with author, Oliver Harris. It's part of a series of interviews I did in 2013 for a college unit.
Author Interview: Rebecca Muddiman
Check out my Interview with author, Rebecca Muddiman. It's part of a series of Interviews I did back in 2013 for a college unit.
Author Interview: Stephen Booth
Check out my interview with author, Stephen Booth. It was part of a series of interviews I did in 2013 for a college unit.
Author Interview: Susan Hill
Check out my Interview with author, Susan Hill back in 2013 as part of a college unit.