Neil Mach

Author – Fantasy Realism

hierarchy

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

Ten Misconceptions about Creativity

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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Smiley artwork neilmach

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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I like to be an “early adopter” of undeveloped technology and one adventure into a clumsily performed service led me into an altogether peculiar, profound, and yet productive creative direction. I was one of the first guys to ‘sign up’ for online grocery delivery here in England (they reckon about ¾ of UK customers now …

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champrotagonist

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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autumn equinox

This a moment of balance… where darkness has yet to replace light… and cold has yet to replace warmth…

“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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Discovery in Creativity

Nine ways to become a proactive & adventurous writer…

Seventies Girls, London

Can an English hippie stop progress? Or will American business interests triumph? This is the story, compiled from historical fragments, about a public spat that most Seventies teens have now forgotten…

Mobius Strip

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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