The term "archetype" has its origins in ancient Greek. The root words are archein, which means "original or old"; and typos, which means "pattern, model or type". The combined meaning is an "original pattern" of which all other similar persons, objects, or concepts are derived, copied, modeled, or emulated.Read More
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When you write the end of a chapter, you want readers to be desperate to turn the page and read on irrespective of the fact its 3:41AM and they have work the next day.
You want your book to be the cause of their bleary eyed appearance as they clutch the work coffee machine and growl at any one who comes near.
But what is it about a chapter ending that makes someone read on, rather than put it down and go to snoozeyland?
Here are nine tactics you can use to grip a reader and tickle their temptation soft spot to read on.Read More
Today we are going to talk about dialogue. Everyone thinks they are great at it, and many would be wrong. Dialogue really is a lot tricker than it might seem.
Great dialogue is one of the most vital components of fiction. Dialogue is responsible for not only conveying the plot, but it also helps us understand the characters and get to know them, love them, hate them, whatever.Read More