Posts on the craft of writing

The Mid-point Plot-Knot

They want it, they can’t get it, and time is running out; this is the Mid-Point Plot-Knot.

This is the basis of every thriller plot ever written. It also underpins many more plots of novels, movies and TV. It’s the Gordian Knot of plot. …

First-Page Speed-dating

First-Page Speed-DatingFirst-page speed-dating; full of nervous anticipation you sit down knowing nothing about the ‘date’ in front of you. Will your ‘date’ prove interesting, engaging, compelling? Will you want to spend more time with them? What attracts you extend the date to page two? …