Roz Morris

Roz Morris has more than 25 years' experience in publishing. You can find more tips like this in Roz's book Nail Your Novel: Writing Characters to Keep Readers Captivated. As an editor, she works with authors independently, has taught a self-publishing masterclass for IngramSpark, and has mentored authors to prizewinning standards. As a writer, Roz has sold more than 4 million copies worldwide from her ghostwriting and with novels of her own, including the acclaimed Nail Your Novel series, My Memories of a Future Life, and Lifeform Three (long listed for the World Fantasy Award). Her latest book is a collection of lighthearted travel essays Not Quite Lost: Travels Without A Sense of Direction.
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How to Write a Good Plot: The Four Cs

Storytelling is not a colour-by-numbers exercise. We want to be original. However, even the most rule-breaking story has certain fundamental patterns. If we understand what they are, we can be outlandish and creative—and still know we’re building a satisfying experience for the reader. What are those patterns?

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6 Tips for Writing Characters Who Captivate Readers

Think about a book you loved. I'll bet my own weight in Harry Potter or Jack Reacher novels that it was a character that earned your love. Maybe several characters. A group of friends. A family. A pair of lovers. A man and his sworn enemy. A boy and a kestrel.

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Book Editing As a Form of Creative Discovery

Good book editing ensures a book is credible for its market and has the best chance of pleasing its readers. But the editor’s contribution goes well beyond grammar, spelling, and house style. Self-publishers have the opportunity to use an editor to bring out their true talents and aptitudes. 

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