So I came across an article in the Guardian recently called Elmore Leonard's rules for writers and saw red. (Okay, a bit of an exaggeration given all the things currently happening in the world I could get angry about. Let’s say I saw carnation pink.) Anyway, I felt compelled to write an anarchic response for writers… Continue reading No rules please. We’re fiction writers.
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“Show, don’t tell” advice for writers + story updates
Good evening readers! Tonight I bring a round-up of Million Eyes updates and some advice on a literary rule that’s habitually banged on about by editors, agents and publishers: “show, don’t tell”. Million Eyes and Hodderscape No, no, it’s nothing exciting like a book deal from a publisher (I wish). However, it’s a mini endorsement… Continue reading “Show, don’t tell” advice for writers + story updates
Writers who try to write masterpieces + story updates
Evening all! So I’m totally going to steal Alan Carr’s catchphrase: What a week it’s been! I climbed the O2 in London on Tuesday night and got to see the sun setting behind Canary Wharf. Yesterday I did mountain biking, high rope obstacles in the trees, climbing, canoeing, assault courses and a bit of free-falling… Continue reading Writers who try to write masterpieces + story updates