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The Book Was Better

September 15th, 2014

Book-Better-blogDon’t you envy film directors? They have so many ‘things’  to help tell their stories: costumes, sets, props, special effects, orchestras – a whole arsenal of tools to generate mood, build up tension, put our minds at ease … And what do we writers have? Words. Read the rest of this entry »




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Ten Top Tips for Creating Great Characters

August 11th, 2014

Tove-&-Moomins-blogCharacters are the heart of a story, without them – nothing happens. And whether they’re as sweet as Christopher Robin or as dark as Lisbeth Salander, the one thing they must always be is ‘believable.’ Now a believable character starts with you, the writer. Because, whatever you’re working on, one thing is certain – if you don’t believe in your characters, no one else will.

So, what can we do to make our characters more believable? Read the rest of this entry »




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