Self Publishing & Editing

Self-publishing on Amazon or Smashwords is such a convenience for writers – but with it comes some potential problems. Not only will there be books out there which are written quite poorly (that’s a given), but there are also a lot of books out which have missed out on professional editing. What does this mean […]

Common dialogue mistakes

I have decided to show you a couple of common dialogue mistakes, which are both an easy fix. Grammar and punctuation can be difficult to understand, and know how to use at times, but once you know, it will stick with you! These are the two I come across quite frequently. Number one Punctuation in […]

Showing vs Telling

A lot of writers ask about this one. What is showing, and what is telling? This is a quick guide you can use on your finished manuscript. Let’s start: Search for words like Scared, Hungry, Sad, Happy, in Love, Excited, Devastated, Cold, Angry. Now if you find you have used these words to describe a […]

Publishing Models

It’s 2017, and the publishing industry has changed. Dramatically so. Being a writer in 2017 is not very different to being a writer in 1990. But, we have a range of different options when it comes to taking that next step and publish our precious books. I am going to list the different options, and […]

Rewriting – 3 tips

I present to you 3 tips on how to bring your story to life Your first draft can be bad, granted, but when it is time to go back and bring your characters and your plot to life, there are a few things to keep in mind. Info Dumps Don’t, just don’t include any info […]

Dialogue tags – a quick guide

A lot of writers now a days are concerned about the fact that they use ‘said’ a lot in their story, and for a good reason, it is normally used a lot! I am here to tell you it is not only okay to use ‘said’ – it is recommended – but there are ways […]

Rules of Magic

Magic is fun to write. Who hasn’t at some stage in their lives wished they had magical powers? Wishes coming true! Now you have your own fantasy world and want to implement magic into it, great! There are a few things you need to ask yourself before you begin, this post is basically just a […]


Your villain is the ultimate drive of your story. Without him/her, there wouldn’t be much left for your hero/heroine to accomplish, would it? A villain can be portrayed in many different ways, and I have some advice up my sleeve. Realistic Again, the subject of realism comes into play. A reader wants to escape into […]


Religion can be fun, especially if you create them yourself. Who haven’t dreamed of a perfect religion, one where you are the God? You create, you make your characters believe in it, and you let your imagination flow. But, how can you avoid plot holes in your religion? Keep reading. The Gods First things first, […]

Creature creation

One of the most exciting parts of writing fantasy is the creatures! Of course, you can write fantasy without them, but this post is dedicated to all creature lovers out there. Inspiration Some great inspiration can be found in video games like Warhammer, Dragon Age and Divinity Original sin (to name a few). But I […]