Monthly Archives: March 2012

3 THINGS THE FIRST PARAGRAPH OF A NOVEL SHOULD CONTAIN

1. Interest. 2. Interest. oh and…. 3. Interest. My background is as a scriptwriter and if the first two pages do not have a producer salivating, forget it and watch it sail into the trash. As a reader, I note … Continue reading

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ESSENTIAL READING

I have always read back my own work, mainly to ensure that it doesn’t sound stupid and has a natural flow. Reading out loud always results in changes to the draft. This habit came from the zillions of scripts I’ve … Continue reading

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