What Evie is Reading
This month I’m taking you back in time to Victorian England, to a Croatian resort for a wedding, and into the afterlife with a self-styled Karaoke legend. Every book is full of love, humour, hanky panky, and stories to whisk you away to other worlds. I loved every word and hope you do too.
150 Romance novel tropes
Tropes are everywhere. In Shakespeare, Austen, everyday language and your favourite TV shows. Tropes are common situations in narratives that help structure a story. ‘Enemies to Lovers’ is a very popular trope which can be found in The Taming of the Shrew, Pride and Prejudice, The Hating Game, and You’ve got Mail. Tropes are commonly used story devices that we all recognise on some level.
How to Write the First Draft of a Book
Every writer has their process, their way of getting from an idea in their head to words on a page. The first draft is one of the biggest milestones in the publishing process and I wanted to share how I got to the first draft of book three in the Kinloch series.