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Why the StoryGrid Podcast makes for painful listening

Why the StoryGrid Podcast makes for painful listening

Tim Grahl is being mentored to write his novel with expert editor Shawn Coyne – and it makes for painful listening. Regular listeners of the show have been following Tim writing his novel, submitting it to Shawn, getting feedback, and going back to the drawing...
Blatant Self Promotion

Blatant Self Promotion

CredibleInk is on instagram! Yes. Blatant, unashamed, self promotion alert. Go here: instagram.com/credibleinkmark and follow me! Why should you follow? Because you’ll get to find out more about me, my writing woes, and you’ll see how to do Instagram for...
8 big problems all novelist’s face and how to overcome them

8 big problems all novelist’s face and how to overcome them

Writing a novel is hard. Tapping keys is the easy part, the struggle comes from all the battles with fear, uncertainty, and doubt, over a number of aspects of story telling. I’ve pulled together a list of issues I (and other writers) constantly run into. I would...
Mistakes I Make When Writing Fast First Drafts

Mistakes I Make When Writing Fast First Drafts

The point I want to make is usually at the end of the sentence because I’m thinking things up as I go. This means a lot of rewriting because the sentence is clunky. I know I shouldn’t leave it like that but I often do. Echoing headwords. Too many sentences...
Using Scrivener to create your Author pen name

Using Scrivener to create your Author pen name

Not sure if anyone has done this before, but I’ve discovered the Scrivener name generator is brilliant for coming up with Author pen names. Select either gender, Forename initials only, and choose 2 initials from the dropdown. Punch the Generate Names button and...