The Importance of Stakes

Today we’re going to talk about stakes, which in short is the bad stuff that’s going to happen to your character if they don’t achieve their goal (or if they … Continue reading The Importance of Stakes

Researching A Historical Fiction Novel: Tips from the Stockholm Writer’s Festival

Novelist, or historian? The line becomes a bit blurry when you’re writing historical fiction. But one piece of advice that really stood out to me at the Stockholm Writer’s Festival … Continue reading Researching A Historical Fiction Novel: Tips from the Stockholm Writer’s Festival

How to Start Writing Historical Fiction: Etiquette (Part 2)

I wouldn’t walk into a bar and start jumping on the tables. Perhaps in 3,000 years that might be considered normal (if so I’m glad I live now, I’m clumsy … Continue reading How to Start Writing Historical Fiction: Etiquette (Part 2)

How to Start Writing Historical Fiction: Language (Part 1)

Good morrow, dear friends. How fare thee this fine day? Alright mate? ‘Ows it goin’? Why hello, how do you do? … Now if those greetings sound weird, it’s because … Continue reading How to Start Writing Historical Fiction: Language (Part 1)

Writing When You Don’t Want To Write

In a previous post, we looked at the difference between writers and non-writers. A writer is anyone who puts pen to paper (or more likely, fingertip to key) and gets … Continue reading Writing When You Don’t Want To Write