NOTE: All these articles are based on British grammar and the techniques I used to help myself, they are by no means definitive. Semi-colons are tricky; they’re easy to over use, put in the wrong places or not use at all. The way I find helps to think of them is a way of joining two […]
This is the second blog post in a row I’ve written on etiquette and the irony hasn’t escaped me: yes, I am a potty-mouthed, socially inappropriate reprobate who struggles not to tell parents their babies look like elderly wizards. It’s also ironic that I’m advising people how to be graceful. I’m roughly the size and shape […]
Some thoughts on writing dialogue in dialect, or accents, drawing mainly on my personal experience, and giving examples of famous uses.
What books should fantasy writers read? Well, any books they like, actually, and the more the better, but what I am getting at is what books might help us to be better writers? Here are some ideas for books I have found useful, broken down into categories for your comfort and convenience.
But before I do, can I just say that if you want advice on the building blocks of novel-writing, and are intimidated by the jargons used in works of literary advice, or are perhaps new to this whole writing a book lark, hie you at once to Jesse’s Studio, where the estimable Jesse Stuart has just such (excellent) advice laid out in clear and easy to understand language.