Wednesday 27 November 2013
Wednesday 13 November 2013
Sunday 3 November 2013
A new book for children by Karen Tyrrell illustrated by Aaron Pocock
Saturday 2 November 2013
Have you ever read a first chapter that took your breath away? Made you cry? Shocked you? If you can accomplish an emotional reaction in your reader that quickly — hopefully by a quick attachment to your protagonist — half your battle is won. When you think of all you have to accomplish in the first few pages of a novel, you really understand how writing a great first scene requires many hours of practice, and concentration. It takes examining successful, long-lasting novels to see how that first scene was constructed.