The 5 Biggest Mistakes in Character Development and How to Avoid Them

Starting a new writing project is like falling in love. At first, everything is wonderful. But as the reality of the commitment sinks in, we get scared and we do stupid things: like not fleshing out our characters enough and then getting stuck down the line. For the variety of genres there are on the planet, the variety of story types is actually surprisingly narrow. … Continue reading The 5 Biggest Mistakes in Character Development and How to Avoid Them

How to Cure Writer’s Block with Twitter

Writer’s block affects us all from time to time. There are already multiple strategies out there that can help any writer overcome the dreaded disease. Not only is Twitter still by far my favourite social media platform on the web today, it also helped me get through a serious bout of writer’s block last year when life got pretty difficult and my creative well was … Continue reading How to Cure Writer’s Block with Twitter

Top 10 Best Dystopian Novels

With Christmas just around the corner, I have been YouTubing lists of dystopian reads to keep me busy over the upcoming holiday period and welcome break from my day job – aside from writing of course. Getting slowly into the Christmas spirit, I am sharing this comprehensive list of the 10 best dystopian novels. What I like best about this list is that – unlike … Continue reading Top 10 Best Dystopian Novels

New World Short Story: Carousel

Is the past worth dying for?

Ember Harris lives in a world ruled by science in which humanity has lost touch with the ideals of the world we know. Continue reading “New World Short Story: Carousel”

Top 10 Iconic Writers in SciFi Literature

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3 Ways to Avoid Being Driven Mad by Your Characters

You know you’re a writer when…a number of fictional characters (who may or may not have names) start having a conversation in your head that you are only invited to observe. Continue reading “3 Ways to Avoid Being Driven Mad by Your Characters”