The cliff hanger

Do you round up your chapters or add a cliff hanger? This was a question posed by someone using the #writingcommunity hashtag on Twitter. My answer is that I initially rounded up chapters until an editor made me stop. Her reasoning was that if you round up your chapters into neatly self contained stories, then a …

A Scriverner Newbie

For my birthday I treated myself to Scriverner after an author friend raved about it. For those who don't know it, it's software for writers. I'm still a newbie, but I can already see that Scriverner and I are going to be great friends. In the past I'd find photos to represent my characters and write …

Plotter or Pantser?

I was asked this question for an author interview recently and had to look it up, even though I worked out what it meant without quite knowing how pantser worked into the concept. For those still uninitiated, a plotter plots their books before they type a single letter, and a pantser flies by the seat of …