Adrian McKinty's The Cold Cold Ground released way back in 2012, is a dark, Belfast noir novel set in the 1980's that not only captures the essence of a classic crime saga but also a story of national struggle - highlighting the violence and heartbreak of the Irish Troubles.
Writing the first draft - simply starting - can be a struggle for many writers. It's a hurdle to get through. Here's how to do it in 80 days!
Creative non-fiction is a genre that I don't often enjoy to write in, but I know that it has helped me in my writing process and diversity. The Tri-millennial City is a submission of an assignment I had to do for my "Imagining the Real" class back in 2014, which was all about creative non-fiction. It details my brief weeks in the beautiful town of Cadiz, Spain.
Which word processor is best? Have you ever only used Microsoft Word for your writing? You might want to take a look at the options out there to really improve your writing process.
I was recently doing some spring-cleaning on my computer and found some old short-stories. Writing short-stories is a fun way of improving your writing skill, when you need that much needed break from your main body of work. Check out Dare to Call Home.
There are many ways to write a book. Some people prefer to start from the beginning, others the end. There is no right or wrong way to write a novel. Here is my way!
There is a certain appeal to create characters that are flawless, beautiful specimens that have arbitrary flaws, that make the reader want to know them. But your characters don't have to be likeable, they just have to be relatable. Honesty and weakness make characters complex and real.