What Makes A Perfect Villain?

Everyone loves a great villain; someone who poses a strong physical threat… or can spread unrest through words alone… or is genuinely funny and enjoyable to read or watch.

The Trials and Tribulations of Fantastic Introductions

So, how do you start? A shocking revelation? A snappy conversation? Some stunning imagery? Or a simple thought or action from your protagonist? There are so many ways, but some will be more effective than others – it all depends on what story you want to tell.

Aeronautica – an ongoing creative process

England. Planet Earth. A galaxy far too close for comfort. Five-year-old Mark goes to watch Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace with his dad and brother. Dad falls asleep over the next two hours of forced dialogue, stiff acting and clunky visuals. Five-year-old Mark is enraptured and pledges to write his own chronicles of…