Creating Characters

It is a generally held concept that the best on-page characters originate from the author’s detailed knowledge of them. How can this be when, in most instances, they are not real people? That is the question this article aims to answer. Of course, characters may be based upon observations or even people the author is … More Creating Characters

New Year 2021

Globally 2020 was a difficult year and not just because of the Covid-19 pandemic. Continuing conflicts and widespread commercial demise, with consequent unemployments, abounded. Many of these commenced prior to the pandemic but there is no denying it exacerbated the situation in many instances. It would be easy for people to allow themselves to be … More New Year 2021

Christmas 2020

As the name implies Christmas is a christian event celebrating Christ. It is when christians are reminded of God’s gift of redemption (saving from the eternal consequences of sin). There is also a message for ALL people irrespective of whether they adhere to the Christian faith; another faith, or no faith. ‘Good Will To All … More Christmas 2020

Survey – Author Newsletter Content

Followers of, and visitors to this website and blog will be aware a newsletter facility has recently been established. Details of proposed content have been published in the newsletter overview available under the Resources tab above and in the introductory post. However, subsequent consideration has led to the thought that, to provide the best experience … More Survey – Author Newsletter Content

Flash Fiction – What it is – Advantages – How to Write

Flash fiction used to be a popular writing and reading medium. However, the term disappeared for a while, though the concept appears to have continued. It is possible, probable, these brief tales are frequently identified as short stories, though in reality there is considerable difference: flash fiction consists of just a few hundred words or … More Flash Fiction – What it is – Advantages – How to Write

Website Sitemaps

It is not always necessary to understand how the mechanics behind a website operate nevertheless, it does no harm to have some knowledge and comprehension. Such understanding may become useful in the future. The issue of whether an author, or entrepreneur, needs a website has been previously considered in Why Have a Website. A sitemap … More Website Sitemaps

NEW! – NEWSLETTER

Over the years occasional consideration has been given to the topic of providing a newsletter for this website however, various concerns prevented moving forward upon the idea. Some of these have now been addressed and it is considered followers and regular visitors to the website, and integrated blog, may benefit from the addition of a … More NEW! – NEWSLETTER

Author Guilt

Authors by definition have one primary overriding desire: to write and publish. In itself this can create undue pressure to constantly achieve. But that is not the end of the story. In modern times they are also pressurised to market extensively. This is applicable to both traditionally published and independent authors. These demands can lead … More Author Guilt