October 20, 2016

If we accept momentarily that there is a female companion archetype in fiction, as outlined in How Stories Really Work, then it’s worth looking at Desdemona in Shakespeare’s Othello in its light. Whether we examine E. M. Forster’s Adela Quested and Mrs. Moore in A Pass...

July 26, 2016

Endings in stories are incredibly important, but many would-be writers get lost in a labyrinth soon after starting and never make it to the middle of their tale, much less the end.

It helps if we imagine the conclusion of a story as a resembling a giant black hole, suck...

March 1, 2016

As we have seen in How Stories Really Work, there are four basic genres, each growing out of the kind of effect a writer wants to produce upon a reader. If the overall intended effect is to be an uplifting one, a writer needs to choose certain elements that will result...

February 20, 2016


If we go back to mythology and folklore, the hero of a story can have superhuman qualities and is often semi-divine in origin - in particular, in ancient Greek myths and legends, the hero’s exploits and dealings with the gods were the subject of the story.


In more mod...

December 8, 2015


This was the first book I wrote about the apparently hidden laws and prnciples behind the world of fiction. When I wrote that 'You have to read this to believe it! Is this the book of secret rules and guidelines handed down from great author to great author through th...

November 9, 2015

In the early 2000s, while teaching English Literature to a group of 14 year olds, I performed an experiment in two parts. Firstly, using glossaries and an appropriate dictionary, I had them look up, define and master the definitions of every word in the first couple of...

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