Sunday, 24 May 2015

Book Review: The Castle of Otranto by Horace Walpole

Title: The Castle of Otranto
Author: Horace Walpole
Publisher: Penguin

Publication Date: 2002 (1764)
Pages: 208
Format: Paperback
Genre: Gothic Horror
Source: Bought Copy

Saturday, 16 May 2015

Book Review: Blood Queen (Lharmell #3) by Rhinannon Hart

Title: Blood Queen (Lharmell # 3)
Author: Rhiannon Hart
Publisher: Curtis Brown

Publication Date: 21 April 2015
Pages: 292
Format: E-Book PDF
Genre: Paranormal/Fantasy/YA
Source: Review Copy from Author

Thursday, 14 May 2015

How I Write #4: Dialogue

Today I wanted to talk a little about writing dialogue in your stories. Crafting good dialogue is sometimes trickier than it might sound, because in novels your characters will not speak the same way we would do so in real life.

Picture this: you are walking down the street and bump into an acquaintance. Someone you've not seen for a few weeks. After an initial greeting, perhaps you'll ask after each other's health, discuss what you've been up to lately, what TV programmes you've been watching, what books you've read. Maybe you'll elaborate on your reasons for being out and about that day; perhaps you'll decide to go for a coffee together.