A self-published authors greatest enemy is budget! When you’re funding everything yourself, it can get really expensive, really quickly! These cheap and free book advertising tips will help you to keep your budget in check.
Two writer friends and I have been working hard behind the scenes to create a podcast all about writing, storytelling and self-publishing! In each episode we will discuss a different writing topic and we’ll be joined along the way by other authors and self-publishing experts.
Dialogue is difficult – you’re creating spoken words in a written format. Any intonation, expression, pauses and voice breaks have to be described rather than heard, often making written speech feel emotionless.
Banish imposter syndrome when writing! While many can seemingly launch themselves into the world of writing and then shout about it with ease, many of us approach in more tentative, even timid, steps.
Once you’ve created your unique, complex and wonderful characters (see here for more information about how to create interesting characters) you need to form relationships between them. I don’t mean this merely in the romantic sense – your character relationships can be familial, platonic, rivalries or romantic. The first thing to remember is that likeContinue reading “Character Chemistry: How To Make Fictional Relationships Feel Real (With 3 Useful Writing Exercises)”
The hardest challenge in creating characters is avoiding clichés, stereotypes and identical narrators. This is for two (very much entwined) reasons. Firstly, every character we’ve ever read or created is in our heads. This is the case whether the character resonated with you or not. Whether you remember them. Whether they influenced you as aContinue reading “Creating Characters: Embracing the “Unlikeable””
“Undeveloped History” is a short story from The Weight of Rain, my short story collection published on 20th October 2020. Undeveloped History by T. C. Emerys I wonder for a moment if I’m going to collapse right here on the pavement. My heartbeat fills my ears so loudly that I can feel pain in myContinue reading “Undeveloped History (from The Weight of Rain)”