Writing Tips: The Art of Pacing Your Novel

As an author, I have endless thoughts on the writing process. If I’m not writing, I’m probably thinking about writing, and after the majority of feedback on my novel, Merona Grant and the Lost Tomb of Golgotha, praised the story for being well paced, hardly ever dragging at nearly 100k words, I was surprised at…

The Pale Rose: It started with a dream

I have a lot of dreams that I take inspiration from for stories, but I don’t think I have ever had a dream as vivid and as detailed as The Pale Rose. Almost every aspect of the story, the clues, the crime, the method, were part of my dream and when I awoke, it was…

How not to write.

Again and again I see writer’s guides or tips on writing and a lot of them seem to give the same advice. They tell you what NOT to do. “This word is overused, don’t use it.” “This style is boring, don’t write that way” etc, they give you more road blocks to dodge in a…

An artist’s condition

It’s an odd condition, the condition of the artist. Most are recluses (myself included) and do their best to avoid contact with the world as much as is achievable. However, the whole idea of art is to communicate a feeling or message, a message from someone who avoids communication altogether, and more often than not…