Get your characters moving! Here’s how.

  If your story’s a bit flat, if things aren’t moving, have a think about your characters. What’s driving them? In particular, think about your main¬†character. Your protagonist. Is your protagonist wobbling along on a rusty pushbike, veering all over the track, in danger of falling off at any moment? Is she¬†wandering through the story…

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Three reasons why your idea might not be working

Ready to chuck your manuscript? Are you ranting and raving, insisting that your idea is crap and the only thing to do is start all over again? Calm down, sunshine. Let’s be systematic. Maybe this is what’s causing you grief: 1 You haven’t spent enough time with your idea. Ideas rarely, if ever, come fully…

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