Writing My Seventh Novel – Part Twelve

So how did that happen? When I began writing this book I had a clear idea of who the protagonist was; Doc Hunter. He is the ‘ubermensch’. The superman of eugenics. A fitting hero for any novel. Well, he would not agree with being either an ubermensch or a eugenic superman, but he is no … Continue reading Writing My Seventh Novel – Part Twelve

Writing My Seventh Novel – Part Seven

Plotting. When it comes to writing there is no question of whether to plot or not to plot, it is an integral part of the story building process. Events have to happen for the story to move forward. This is true even where the tale is character driven. How successful a writer is at spinning … Continue reading Writing My Seventh Novel – Part Seven

No more Heroes and no more Villains

Following on from my previous post, Trying something Different, it seems logical to look at other aspects of writing a different kind of novel. The technicalities of subverting expectations within a story do not rest entirely on moving the constituent parts around. The linear path from beginning to middle to end is very well signposted … Continue reading No more Heroes and no more Villains