Neil Mach

Author – Fantasy Realism

What is the hierarchy of a novel and why is it necessary to get it properly organized before typing?

1: Creativity is commonplace and easy Prehistoric humans simply sought to survive. Just existing used-up all of their time and effort. They weren’t squatting in dark caves scribbling on the walls or building monoliths all the time! Oh no, mostly they were hunting, fishing, gathering, stalking, etc. you get the idea. When they applied their …

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A synopsis is: A summary of your book, all the gumbo Composed using objective and not very dynamic language The order of events as they occur within the structure of your book, regardless of narratives and / or chronologies A product with a maximum of 500 words Not an advertisement, a sales description or a …

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Hero means “protector” or “defender” so the first thing to establish (in your mind) is what your heroic character will be required to protect or defend in your story. Without this approach, your champion protagonist has no role in the narrative! So deal with this first: Who or what needs to be defended? (deserves preserving, …

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“Lock up your libraries if you like; but there is no gate, no lock, no bolt that you can set upon the freedom of my mind.” Virginia Woolf. When I was a nightclub entertainer in the 1970s (yes, another of my less than healthy occupations) we organised “spot prizes” and handed out bottles of liquor …

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Nine ways to become a proactive & adventurous writer…

Reality is not a thing but a process. Reality is a transition infinite process. Reality is a Möbius strip that goes around-and-around and on-and-on forever. Reality is eternally looping on itself, as if seeking some kind of endpoint: though it never properly arrives. As you roll out the words of your novel, some words come …

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Homogenization of free-spirit deprives our species of creative thinking. Play is a vital learning mechanism. Have you played enough today?

If you light up all those itsy-bitsy interconnections within your skull you will conjure some fresh ideas & brilliant creative inventions…

You don’t simply write with pencil & paper, you also write with heart, with determination, with conscience and with expectation… but do you know yourself well enough to answer 8 simple questions?