world building, Writing Prompt, writing tips

World Building with the Welsh Triads

This post is a follow-on from the world-building posts that I've shared last month. If you're interested in the Welsh Triads, there are some really good translations out there - particularly Rachel Bromwich's editions: The Legal Triads of Medieval Wales and The Triads of the Island of Britain. [Note that the Medieval Welsh referred to… Continue reading World Building with the Welsh Triads

The Crows, writing tips

Anatomy of a Draft

So you have your first draft! Yay! Where to go from here? Well, first, get yourself a support group of fellow writers: a variety of ages and experiences are always a plus. It takes a village to raise a writer and their book-baby! TIP: Change your font and font size before editing and leave your… Continue reading Anatomy of a Draft

writing tips

Writing the Right Protagonist!

Personality TestSome tips for writing believable, relatable protagonists: Have you done a personality test for your protag? I had some issues with my main character in The Crows because I thought she was flat and not as likeable as I wanted her to be. I took an MBTI test for her and she came out… Continue reading Writing the Right Protagonist!

archived, Zodiac Theme

The Zodiac Posts – TAURUS [3] WHO is Strength?

WHO is 'Strength'? In the last of the Strength-themed posts inspired by the Taurus sign, before I move on to "Gemini" which gives me a perfect excuse to take that literally and do some posts on twins/doppelgangers as tropes, characters and their foils and all that sort of thing, I thought I'd do something more… Continue reading The Zodiac Posts – TAURUS [3] WHO is Strength?

archived, Zodiac Theme

The Zodiac Posts – TAURUS [2] #WhatisStrength

#WhatIsStrength? My previous post on "strength" and "strong characters" led me to think about my own writing a little more. Quite a few people last week looked at strength through a very personal lens, identifying it with family members and friends. Others saw it in an abstract, ideal way, equating it with concepts rather than… Continue reading The Zodiac Posts – TAURUS [2] #WhatisStrength