Posted: Jun 30, 2019 7:35 pm
by crazyfitter
I went to this meeting, about 30 of us crammed into the book shop (with glass of wine) and a very interesting hour it was too. He is currently writing the screenplay for this book, or, how to convert 125000 words into 25000. He joked that we got in an hour the condensed version of the £450 Guardian Masterclass.

He described the two basic types of fiction books. One has lots of plot and little character the other lots of character with little plot. Jayne Austin and Dan Brown were given as classic examples of each. Lumpiness was another topic. Not to do a chapter all character, realise it so do the next chapter all action. Rinse and repeat.

Anyway I’m going to try and use what I’ve learned to have another look at my blog and another go at the children’s story I’ve started.

Let Go My Hand isn’t the sort of book I’d normally buy but having got it I’m about to give it a go.