Tip 6: How to write dialogue that zings

This week we’re talking dialogue: how to make your characters’ conversations enthralling, how to pack them full of tension and conflict and how to ensure each conversation works overtime!

Tip 5: How to craft loveable characters

This week we’re talking characters and three simple ways to make your characters more loveable.

Tip 3: How to structure your story

This week, we’re looking at how to structure your story – which is a pretty large undertaking for one post, so that’s why we’re going to focus on the overall structure of a story, what that looks like and how to get familiar with it if you’re new (or new-ish) to writing books.

Tip 2: How to find (and build up) your story idea

Ideas are fickle things but anyone who has felt the itch to write has likely felt the mental knock of an idea. The problem is, ideas rarely come to us as fully fledged book plans. So let’s take a look at how to find them:

Tip 1: How to find your story’s beginning

The first post in my #52WritingTips project, because there’s 52 weeks in a year and I really need to get better at updating this blog. Across the year, I’ll be pulling together 52 writing tips to help you get your dream on paper, edit that manuscript or summon the courage to submit your work. This week, we’re looking at beginnings, and where to find them.