A Day In The Life — First Draft Style
My name is Alice. For now. Her choice, not mine. I don’t get choices. I was Stella originally, which I loved – it means star, and though I’m one of … Continue reading
Building Characters from Scratch – Where do I begin?
I’m often asked how writers create characters. I completely understand why people want to know – after all, we start with nothing and, if everything goes well, end up with … Continue reading
What comes first?
This week on Author Allsorts we’re blogging about voice – do we as writers decide on voice before you start writing or does it emerge? My story is a bit … Continue reading
Emma Haughton: Do we see out characters as role models?
Mattie Ross (Hailee Steinfeld) in the Coen Brother’s remake of True Grit. How often do you read a book and think to yourself, ‘Now, what I’d do in their situation … Continue reading
Naming characters is something I find either incredibly easy or impossibly difficult. Some characters stroll into my head complete with a name. The main character in my Earth Girl trilogy … Continue reading
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