I took a look at 40 of the top hashtags recommended for authors. Which are actually worth using?
You have a brilliant new idea, you’re just itching to write. It’s so easy for the first few pages… and then it becomes gradually more difficult. So you give up. Sound familiar? Every author has been there. So how do you defeat the twin foes, Sir Procrastination and the fabled beast Self Doubt?
I don't finish projects, or computer games, or even TV series. So how on Earth have I managed to stick with this novel for this long? Well, I've given it some thought and I've put those thoughts into writing here in hopes that they can help others like me.
The author isn't the only creator of a story, and that realisation can be liberating.
A first draft doesn't have to be perfect. It's just a sketch.
To me Avengers – the first movie – was near perfect. Picking apart a movie doesn't mean I didn't enjoy it, but there were some parts of this one that didn't sit right with me. Also, yes, spoilers.
A reflection on the roles of The Drama Triangle and the impact it can it have when all characters get a chance to play all the roles.
One of my favourite Nano Pep Talks was by Maureen Johnson about reaching the middle part of your novel and realising that it's pretty much like the middle of Australia - large, barren and "all teeth and venom".
I'm trying to avoid writing a main character who acts and sounds like me. So for my latest MC, Tarra, I decided to roll out some attributes using a Pathfinder character sheet.