Ruth Dyer started life as a MacGuffin, then became my favourite character. Here’s why.
Who is Sarah Evans from Thicker Than Water and Sea of Lies? What motivates her and how does her character develop? Find out in this post.
What makes a great story? Here are the 4 things I think every satisfying story needs.
Sidekicks often turn out to be readers’ favourite characters. That’s exactly what happened to Rita Gurumurthy, the rebellious teacher in the Division Bell trilogy.
A profile of Jennifer Sinclair, protagonist of A House Divided
I’m a student of storytelling. I believe that it’s the most important element of any fiction writer’s craft, and the hardest to get right. Assembling a great sentence is something you learn to do over time. In the average novel, there will be thousands of them, which gives plenty of opportunity for practice and improvement. […]