From the research that I did, I decided that self-publishing was the way to go, and I started looking into what I should do. I joined the help groups on Facebook, I read articles and I learned all about the right way to market yourself as an author. Then I did none of it.
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)”
Writer’s block is possibly the single most frustrating feeling any author will have whilst working on a fiction project. If you’ve been lucky to avoid it thus far, imagine it like a wall that you can’t seem to climb over to the other side. You may know the road your story will take on theContinue reading “Writing With Writer’s Block (With 4 Useful Writing Exercises)”
The Weight of Rain by T. C. Emerys is a collection of short stories – the perfect gift for the book lover in your life this Christmas. This collection has something for everyone as each story delves into the minds of seemingly different people, united by their humanity. The stories are emotional, suspenseful and fullContinue reading “Purchase Your Signed Copy of The Weight of Rain In Time For Christmas!”
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””