There are so many great quotes from across the whole spectrum of literature, from both past masters and modern day authors. So I have introduced the ‘Random Quotes’ section, to reflect on this amazing pool of knowledge and wit.
They say that the first line of a piece of writing, is always the most difficult to set down on paper. It seems to me, that it may also be the most definitive, as I find it often sets the scene in my mind, even before I have turned the first page. I have started a catalogue of ‘first lines’, which have done just that for me …
The Call “Campbell asked you to ring Greed & Mayhem ASAP.” Joan shouted along the long corridor from her receptionist’s tiny office to Julia’s panelled room. “You mean Reid & McHalm?” Julia had noticed the matter-of-fact tone in Joan’s voice. “I thought Campbell said Greed & Mayhem. Sorry.” “It’s fine, Joan. Will do.” said Julia […]
Write what you yourself would like to read, a story that will entertain and challenge you. If you try and follow the trends or “write a bestseller,” I think you’ll be disappointed and probably won’t finish. Once you have your 75,000 words, step back and come back to it with a fresh eye…and then ruthlessly cut every extra word.