What is your writing voice? And how to find it.

Voice is as crucial a part of writing as anything else – the characteristic style and flow of words that an author develops which inextricably associates their work with them. It often takes a while to develop. You’ll know when you have, because your revisions will stop being filled with ‘rule application’ edits – you’ll… More What is your writing voice? And how to find it.

What’s missing from the new publishing paradigm

I can’t help thinking that the last five years have been dramatic for the traditional publishing model. You know, the multi-barrier one where, to get published, you had to first attract an agent. Five years ago, a lot of writers’ blogs featured their representative, even if the writer was unpublished – but to even get an… More What’s missing from the new publishing paradigm

Writing with proper pace – avoiding the thin and stretched problem

I posted the other day about the way authors can write quickly and well – it boils down to having good concepts for content, then being able to translate that content into a linear thread. But that isn’t the only issue authors have to tackle when it comes to speed. The other one is pace.… More Writing with proper pace – avoiding the thin and stretched problem

Writing skills need to be built from the basics

I am always intrigued by the fact that most of the ‘how to write’ and ‘craft’ posts I see floating around the blog-o-sphere are written on the assumption that ‘writing’ means ‘fiction writing’, and the challenges flow from the need to master content. The problem in that – apart from the fact that writing is… More Writing skills need to be built from the basics