Writing: A Novel Recipe

A charismatic protagonist, compelling premise, and possibly even a shapely opening sentence, do not a novel make. But they’re most definitely the makings of a novel.

Writing: What it Looks Like

If Instagram captured what writing looks like, rather than how it feels when it’s going good, we’d be treated to a series of writers sorting through laundry, looking mildly perplexed.

Writing: Imagination in Ink

There’s a myth that novelists possess some kind of inky alchemy. The truth is, novels start developing either one of two ways. They’re either driven by plot, or characterization.

Music as The Muse

It’s a technique filmmakers use all the time to amplify effect, and a way in which writers can almost instantly switch concentration back to the terrain of their narratives.