• January: 15 beats and a New Story has begun

    January ā€“ arguably the longest month of the year ā€“ is done. So, Iā€™m very pleased that I managed to buckle down to producing my next novel. Firstly, using the text: Save The Cat Writes a Novel, I designed my 15 beat storyline. (Huge thanks to Kate of katefranciswrites ) for recommending this gem. Boy was it hard in parts. Creating my main character, my hero and giving the poor woman oodles of flaws felt quite cruel but it had to be done! 15 Beats Then came the 15 beats and what struck me here was that things are bad, then disaster strikes, then things might seem to be going…