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Creating a Believable World: Really Useful Links by Paul Anthony Shortt
Posted by Paul Anthony Shortt in , .

‘Realism’ is something of a bugbear of mine, but it’s a subject which comes up frequently in storytelling. The worry is that a story, scene, or character might be too...

Writing Incredible Fantasy: Really Useful Links by Paul Anthony Shortt
Posted by Paul Anthony Shortt in , .

Fantasy has to be my personal favourite broad genre of fiction. I love mythic story tropes and being able to have such freedom with my characters and their worlds. But...

Designing a Killer Book Cover by Louise Phillips
Posted by Louise Phillips in .

Coming up with the right cover design for a book takes more than time, talent, patience and skill, it takes everyone involved having a clear vision for the story behind...

Writing Out of This World Science Fiction: Really Useful Links by Paul...
Posted by Paul Anthony Shortt in , .

Science fiction is a fairly broad genre, with countless sub-genres to be explored. By and large, however, it deals with basic questions about humanity. Where have we come from? Where...

Really Useful Links for Writing Sizzling Romance by Paul Anthony Shortt
Posted by Paul Anthony Shortt in .

Last week I talked about writing crime fiction, and this week I’m continuing the genre advice with a look at romance. Romance is hot, and I don’t just mean steamy....

Writing Killer Crime Fiction: Really Useful Links by Paul Anthony Shortt
Posted by Paul Anthony Shortt in .

Crime is one of the most popular genres of fiction in the world. In most markets, crime novels rank at the second-highest grossing genre, just behind romance and erotica. Ireland...

Self Care and Good Habits For Writers: Really Useful Links by Paul...
Posted by Paul Anthony Shortt in .

It can be easy to wear yourself out in this business. Writing takes a mental toll, and requires a large investment of time and energy. Added to that, it’s a...

Really Useful Links: Promotion and Competitions for the Indie Author by Paul...
Posted by Paul Anthony Shortt in .

Self-publishing has changed the industry in ways we’re still trying to quantify. It’s an exciting time to be an author, but also one of the most challenging. It’s still difficult...

Getting Back in the Saddle: Really Useful Links by Paul Anthony Shortt
Posted by Paul Anthony Shortt in .

With the new year comes new promises and new plans to make a fresh start. I don’t tend to make resolutions, but I am a big fan of treating the...

Creating Video Content by Martina Devlin
Posted by Martina Devlin in .

I’m trying to write some graffiti on a bathroom mirror with a red Chanel lipstick. The tube is dwindling at an alarming rate. ‘We Will Not Be Silenced’ is what...