Starting to Write 2 – What does a story need? (Lockdown Version)

Exceptions I’m going to be making some strong statements about how stories work and what they they need. There are exceptions.┬áThere are always exceptions. I know this. And you can spend your time trying to think of exceptions. ‘But what about…?’ Or, you can take my statements on trust. You can try them in your […]

9 Things You Need to Write a Novel (COVID-19 Version)

But right now a lot of people, and I’m guessing that includes you, are going to have a lot of spare time – or potentially spare time. You can use this positively. You can learn to do something you’ve always wanted to do. But I suspect that a lot of you are going to go back to the novel you’ve already dreamed about or half-started or abandoned midway.