Conflicting emotion

Conflict and emotion are two pillars of fiction writing whether in high-end literary fiction or the most melodramatic genre fiction.

A story will often start by providing the main character with a conflict, be it professional or personal. Sometimes it’s the place where the initial event is set (weather, nighttime, urban, with unlit streets), a […]

Niches and risks

A reviewer wrote about SUCCESSIO, the third Roma Nova novel:

“Clearly, Alison Morton is as much a reckless risk-taker as her main character, Carina Mitela. […] after creating one of the most fascinating heroes in my recent memory in book one, and shamefully marginalizing him in book two, the author now proceeds to dismantle the […]

How to write a 'damnèd, smiling villain'

Octavian (Author photo) Shakespeare’s Young Octavius

O villain, villain, smiling, damnèd villain! My tables—meet it is I set it down That one may smile, and smile, and be a villain— At least I am sure it may be so in Denmark. (Hamlet, Wm.Shakespeare)

“And some that smile have in their hearts, I fear, Millions […]

In The Bookseller - editor's choice

I was stunned to see that SUCCESSIO had been selected as an Editor’s Choice in The Bookseller‘s inaugural Indie Preview on Friday.

I was checking Twitter – having a break after wrestling with an article – and saw my name mentioned by journalist, Porter Anderson, associate editor for TheFutureBook.net — the world community for digital […]

SUCCESSIO Goodreads Giveaway

This giveaway has finished, but SUCCESSIO is on special offer until 5 December at your usual ebook retailer.

I’m giving away two signed copies of SUCCESSIO!

“An intelligent, well-constructed thriller with gutsy characters”- Sue Cook, writer and broadcaster

Goodreads Book Giveaway SUCCESSIO by Alison Morton

Giveaway ends December 01, 2014.

See the giveaway details at […]