Jesse’s Studio is Back!

Jesse’s Studio is back with a new look, new content, and a new schedule. We’re beginning with a new serial starting 5th August with an episode every day until 12th August. From then we’ll have an episode every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday: Take a Bite Cafe New Serial 5th August Megan thinks she’s found her […]

Coming Up in 2019

Having concluded Rum Cove it’s time for me to take an annual break to finish off upcoming projects for the rest of the year. Here’s what you’ve got to look out for: Take a Bite Cafe New Serial Coming July/August Can Megan and Jimmy save Take a Bite Cafe and overcome the obstacles to their […]

Getting Grammatical Revisited

This week we’re looking at some points of basic grammar that often cause confusion because they’re confusing. The article on homophones was particularly fun to write, obviously I never confused any of them once… All these articles are based on British grammar. I should probably add that this is my personal approach to grammar and […]

The All Seeing Narrator

This week we’re looking at the omniscient narrator; the narrator who can go anywhere and everywhere at will. We’ll be looking at the difference between omniscient and limited omniscient, narrative voice, and considering how much is too much. Monday – The Detached Narrator, What is omniscient narration? Tuesday – The Reliable Narrator, Is an omniscient narrator really reliable? Wednesday […]

Summer Fun…

Now that Fiction Frenzy is over I’m taking a break from daily blogging to perform site maintenance, writer more advice articles, edit Victorian Mistress and begin a new serial. New articles will begin appearing daily from the 13th August. A new serial will begin on the 30th September Check back regularly for news of the Edited and […]

The Eloquence of Brevity

This week we’re going right back to basics and considering where we can trim words, ways to layout dialogue and what to do about paragraphs. Monday – I Looked At… How description of an object implies a character is looking at it. Tuesday – Antagonistic Adverbs, Should we never use adverbs? I wouldn’t go that […]

Writing a Weekly Serial

This week I’m recounting a few of the challenges I’ve encountered in my six months of writing a weekly serial: Monday – Getting Ahead, Why it’s best to keep weeks ahead of posts. Tuesday – Losing the Plot, The problem with subplots. Wednesday – Don’t Forget Me, What if people forget characters? Thursday – How […]

Where For Art Thou Beginning?

This week we’re looking at beginnings, whether we need to begin writing at the beginning, the purpose of prologues and how much information introductions might need. Monday – Finding the Right Beginning, The beginning of the story isn’t always where we begin writing. Tuesday – Pontificating on Prologues, What’s a prologue and what’s it for? Wednesday – […]

Discussing Dialogue

This week we’re discussing dialogue as it refused to fit in one article, my monkeys were very displeased. Monday – Distinction in Dialogue, is there such a thing as speech being too distinct? Tuesday – Frenetic Phonetics, creating accents in speech. Wednesday – Verbal Verbosity, the difference between written speech and real speech. Thursday – […]