Last Tuesday there was a collective sigh from writers all over the world. NaNoWriMo had come to an end and most of us survived—even if we were presenting with symptoms of zombification.
I know not everyone reached the 50,000 word mark, but that’s ok because the most important thing is you began. Facing the blank page is always the toughest part.
By definition alone a crime novel must have a crime, right? Therefore, we must have a perpetrator and a victim, or if you want to get technical, an antagonist and a protagonist. These are the three basic elements of a crime novel—just add blood and stir …
It’s been thinking season here in Sydney with the Sydney Writer’s Festival having just wrapped up, so me and my amazing writing group got together and brainstormed these 10 life changing ideas we learnt over the course of the event.
A good quote on writing can leave you feeling inspired. That’s why I always make sure I have a list of my favourites close by.
Here’s my top 25.
Writing is lonely. And most of the time it suits me that the only interactions I have in a day are of the imaginary or the four-legged variety. But sometimes – especially those times when I dump everything I’ve written into the trash – it’s nice to meet up with people in my writing group – people who understand what I’m going through, who can shine a light into the dark and get me passionate about what I’m doing again. Because let’s face it, writing can be hard!