"Write what you know" explains my collection of grimoires, my battered plate armour, and my sword scar. I can also be found most Tuesday nights teaching Medieval German Longsword at Edinburgh's Dawn Duellists Society....
My first artist is snowed under, so I dragooned a former Bruntsfield Mum into doing me a stand in co[...]
I wrote and sold three novels in 2013, in each case starting from scratch. This handbook shares the creative outlining techniques that will enable you to speed from vision to completed novel, again and again.
No more unfinished writing projects!
Turn sweeping visions into viable stories, fast!
Grow a novel out of anything no matter how vague: an opening; some characters; a story world; a philosophical idea; a theme; a map; a gaming setting...
Conjure up conflicts and story questions to drive your plot.
Write usable outlines "in flow".
Learn to use your storyteller instinct!
Lose yourself in creating stories for other people to lose themselves in.
Steam-punk versus swords-and-sorcery, with knights battling tanks, melees onboard Zeppelins, Viking shield walls on Aztec pyramids, and a heavy dose of eroticism as forbidden liaisons bridge the cultural divide.
There's satire and black humour, but no laughter track.
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