Tagged: fiction

What Else You Should Be Reading: Query Shark 2

What Else You Should Be Reading: Query Shark

Writing, says nearly everyone in the entire writing world, is about rejection. You should be proud of your rejections, they say. Count them. Frame them. Relish them, because rejection is how you learn what...

Novels and Nonsense #4 – Show Me Your Novels! 5

Novels and Nonsense #4 – Show Me Your Novels!

After a two week break in portugal, I’m back to post on Writing Gooder! Now this Novels and Nonsense post is a little different to my previous ones, partly because I want to try...

Novels and Nonsense #3 – Opening Chapters 0

Novels and Nonsense #3 – Opening Chapters

Anyone who’s ever received a first chapter review from me will have probably been a victim of my ‘opening chapters are vitally important’ preach. As annoying as my preaching may be though, it is...

Novels and Nonsense #2 – Planning Your Novel 0

Novels and Nonsense #2 – Planning Your Novel

So you’ve got a fantastically kick-ass novel idea, and you just can’t wait to spew words all over the place in a flurry of awesomeness. To accompany that idea, you may or may not...

Fiction Focus- Tying Up Loose Ends 0

Fiction Focus- Tying Up Loose Ends

So, you reach the end of your story. Your novel is a sprawling work of epic genius  with dozens of plotlines finally converging on one moment, and then declining from there. You have “loose...

Novels and Nonsense #1 – Taking That First Step 1

Novels and Nonsense #1 – Taking That First Step

‘Sup, my hedogz ‘nd shedogz. As someone who’s pretty much incapable of anything besides writing novels (though the quality of said novels is arguable), I felt it the obvious subject choice for my new...

Fiction Focus- The Other Woman 3

Fiction Focus- The Other Woman

I haven’t posted for a while, but today got to thinking about a specific trope that is far more pervasive than we perhaps we think. It is the recurring character of the Other Woman...

10 Books of Summer 2013-  Wake Up Call for The Great Gatsby 1

10 Books of Summer 2013- Wake Up Call for The Great Gatsby

“In his blue gardens men and girls came and went like moths among the whisperings and the champagne and the stars.” -The Great Gatsby, F Scott Fitzgerald

Fiction Focus- The Love Triangle 7

Fiction Focus- The Love Triangle

  Ah, the humble love triangle. The mainstay of young adult writers, the bane of many a plain, boring teenage girl as she contemplates the two hilariously good-looking boys staring down at her. It’s...

Fiction Focus- Sarcastic Characters 2

Fiction Focus- Sarcastic Characters

“Sarcasm is the lowest form of wit” said someone once, and I sincerely hope they said it sarcastically. I don’t know about you, but I’m not a hero fan. Not many people are. Our...