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How to improve our writing – part 10

How to improve our writing – part 10

The art of conclusion Lots of beginner writers manage somehow to struggle their ways to the end of their novels, through countless sleepless nights and downing hundreds of litres of coffee only to find they can't provide a conclusion to the work. They hang around the...

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Gillian Flynn – Gone Girl – book review

Gillian Flynn – Gone Girl – book review

One warm summer morning in North Carthage, Missouri, Nick and Amy Dunne are preparing for their fifth wedding anniversary. After the romantic breakfast, the clever and fabulously beautiful wife of the good-looking Nick disappears. Nick is under increasing pressure...

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How to improve our writing – part 9

How to improve our writing – part 9

How could you make your novel irresistible? Here are a few proven ways how to keep your readers’ attention and how to make your writing irresistible. 1. Excite curiosity Provoke the reader to feel interest. Uncover a secret, or on the contrary: create mystery....

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How to improve our writing – part 8

How to improve our writing – part 8

Developing the internal voice: Every writer - whether a beginner or a professional - needs to develop a constructive internal voice to help him/her write. Basically, every person experiences some inner voice during his/her life, if nothing else but that of his/her own...

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Book review: Dan Simmons – Terror (2018)

Book review: Dan Simmons – Terror (2018)

The well-known line out of Mihály Vörösmarty’s famous poem, Prologue, perfectly fits Dan Simmons’ most recent historical thriller volume: "Now is winter and silence and snow and death." Indeed, in the case of the story, based on real historical events, of the Franklin...

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How to improve our writing? – part 7

How to improve our writing? – part 7

The miracle of the conflict: At the core of all proper stories there’s a conflict. For, after all, who could resist yawning while listening to or reading to the end a story where all characters are fulfilled and helpful, everybody agrees with others about everything...

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