Planning Your Writing Project without using Custard or Voodoo Magic

Every writer comes up with their ideas in different ways and takes a different approach to planning their next book, script, poem or article. But what are those ways? How can you ensure that the spark of the idea you've had can be transformed into a fully-fledged piece of writerly work? Well, you may be [...]

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Avoid Tangentville: Don’t Bore Me, Get to the Story

Now, either I'm becoming impatient when I read books or scripts or I've consumed a lot of stories lately that start well and then go off on a massive tangent. A tangent so far away from the clear thrust of the story that I'm suddenly sitting in a cafe on a busy, bustling High Street [...]