Tag: writing

Tips on how to Critique. Critique, I say, not criticise.

How to tell the difference? Over the years, I’ve found myself doing various critiques. I’ve beta-read a full-length fantasy novel for a fellow writer. I’ve spent the last few months on a writing course where we meet up every week to critique each other’s assignments. And I’ve recently joined Wattpad, a writing platform where people…


How to write when words won’t come. . .

Sigh. So, I’m stuck. I’m so into The Elementalists world, that I’m having trouble writing anything else. And I have to. I’ve got another novel, tentatively titled: ‘The Road to Being Real’, that I want to finish to submit to my agent. I’ve got a lot of hopes riding on it. . . But I…


How short is short?

So, really. How short is short? I’ve never been good at short stories. Not really my thing, I thought. Mainly because, well, brevity isn’t my thing. I’m a waffler. See? I’m doing it now. All I needed to do was say ‘I don’t like short stories’ yet here I am. Waffling. But it’s always been…