10 top sites to post your work

10 top sites to post your work

Trying to make your name as a writer in any niche these days is hard. Whilst the web is a rich resource, it’s a busy place and users suffer from information overload. Here are 10 top sites where you can post samples of your work and short pieces for free to...
Costa Book of The Year Award 2015

Costa Book of The Year Award 2015

The Lie Tree by Frances Hardinge has won one of the UK’s top literary prizes, the Costa Book of The Year 2015. Frances beat strong contenders with her children’s book, the first of this genre to win since Philip Pullman’s The Amber Spyglass from the...
Story structure, plotting and free flow

Story structure, plotting and free flow

Screenwriters and novelists, it’s not easy to turn out a good tale. A writer will get more criticism over story structure, plotting and free flow, than any other components. Why is structure so hard? I put the question to screenwriters, and unleashed a river of...
How do I live a creative life?

How do I live a creative life?

I was fortunate enough to come across producer and screenwriter Alan Denman on twitter, about the time I was thinking of learning screenwriting. Alan has been my tutor in this impossibly difficult craft. Here, Alan explains the personal philosopy that drives his work...
Scrivener Review

Scrivener Review

You get the Scrivener review first in the Writers Apps series, because this is the app I am currently using. Each reviewย is a big project, so I plan to post them up, and periodically update them, otherwise we’ll never get started. Also, it would be nice to have...