I highly recommend the Craft of Research as a guide to structuring and writing research. It also contains – in Chapter Seventeen of the third… Read More »The Craft of Research: Booth, Colomb and Williams’ four rules for writing clearly
These are great writing tips, applicable – with a bit of adaptation- to any medium. Future Shocks are self-contained, four page science-fiction short stories with a… Read More »Story, not premise: 2000AD writing guidelines
How long does it need to be? What would be different if, rather than being paid by the word, you were paying?
The next [building block of story] is the characters. Who are they? What do they want? I’m going to harp on a lot about what… Read More »Neil Gaiman on character, motivation and plot