My Outlining Process

I’ve been trying to pin down my process for outlining a novel. There are many,  many different methods out there, and the method that’s best is the one that works for you, not the one that works for everyone else. Unfortunately, when you’re just starting out, this means the process …

The Classic Three Act Structure

I’ve only been writing seriously for a couple of years and during that time I’ve been trying to work out what I’m good at and how I should approach it. As part of my consideration of novel writing I’ve come across the age old “plotter or panster” argument. The difference …

Do I Need An Editor?

When I started writing my novel (I’ve currently nearly finished the second draft!) I joined the online writing site Scribophile. Before I joined Scrib, if you’d asked me what editing was, I’d have said that after you’d written your book, you gave it to an editor, and they corrected any mistakes you’d …