Andrew Knighton

Andrew is a Yorkshire based ghostwriter, responsible for writing many books in other people's names. He's had over fifty stories published in his own name in places such as Daily Science Fiction and Wily Writers. His steampunk adventure series, The Epiphany Club, is out now in all e-book formats, and the first volume, Guns and Guano, is available for free from Amazon or Smashwords. You can find free stories and links to more of his books at andrewknighton.com and follow him on Twitter where he’s @gibbondemon.

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Guidelines for a Great Scene

Guidelines for a Great Scene

Andrew Knighton May 2, 2016

A scene is one of the smallest units of story, and yet it can be one of the most difficult things to get right. A good scene will keep the reader yearning for more. A bad scene will cause them to give up on your story.

Producing a great scene brings together elements from all over the writer's craft.

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Building a Fantasy World 101

Building a Fantasy World 101

Andrew Knighton Mar 15, 2016

The process of creating an imaginary world is vital to fantasy. J. R. R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings emerged from an elaborate world building project, setting the tone for much of the genre. Even when you’re making a change to our world rather than building a whole new one, as Stephenie Meyer did with the vampires of Twilight, there’s still world building – thinking through the consequences of what you’ve added.

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Third Person Omniscient Point of View

Third Person Omniscient Point of View

Andrew Knighton Mar 1, 2016

Third person omniscient (all-knowing) point of view allows a writer to present a lot of information from a lot of different perspectives. While this can be liberating and even powerful, it also has drawbacks. Its lack of restrictions forces you as a writer to think carefully about what at first seems the easiest of perspectives.

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Third Person Limited Point of View

Third Person Limited Point of View

Andrew Knighton Mar 1, 2016

Third person point of view has various subtle shades within fiction. There’s disagreement on the value and boundaries of categories like “third person flexible” or “third person objective”. For practical purposes, they can be boiled down to two groups – third person limited and third person omniscient.

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First Person Point of View

First Person Point of View

Andrew Knighton Mar 1, 2016

First person point of view is one of the most natural voices to write in, but that doesn’t make it straightforward to use. First person perspective allows intensity of experience and freedom of voice, but limits the information you can reveal. It also carries certain assumptions that have to be overcome to use it effectively.

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