Developing the Plot of a Novel can be done as a planner or pantser. Whether you have found your inspiration from a newspaper or found your inspiration from people watching, the inspiration, or theme, is only a starting point, and needs developing into a plot.
Inspiration for your novel can be obtained from newspaper headlines, but can also be obtained by observing people.
People are a rich source of inspiration for any writer because they come in all different colours, shapes and sizes, in all different ages, and with different physical, mental and emotional abilities.
Finding inspiration for a novel from newspapers can help writers start a novel. New writers sometime have problems knowing how to begin. How to find inspiration for a story or an idea for a plot are problems all authors face, but new authors more than most. This blog post offers advice on how to use newspapers and journals to kick-start your writing process.
Graphic artists charge a lot of unnecessary fees for self-publishing book covers as the main purpose of book covers is to indicate the genre of the story.
It is no accident when you look at a book, you can usually tell straight away what genre it is. That’s the first thing a potential reader wants to know when they look at a book.
We are now accepting submissions for our Anthology of Short Stories Volume Two following the recent successful publication of our first volume. The first volume seems to have been a great success, and we have already received some fantastic feedback from the large number of downloads which are available (as always) free from many of …
The first edition of our Short Stories Anthology is on track to be published in January 2021. The short stories submitted so far have been outstanding and we are eager to get the first edition published as soon as possible. First impressions count, so we are determined to start strongly with a wide range of …
There is a way of highlighting dialogue in Microsoft Word which many authors may find useful. It doesn’t highlight as you type, but once you’ve finished, you can use it to highlight everything between dialogue tags. I have listed the step-by-step instructions below for Word 2019, but using other versions is broadly similar.