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How to Create Structure with Teasers

I often argue that, from a craft perspective, there is almost no difference between literary and genre fiction. The novels may be pointing their readers toward different things (character development versus plot, for instance, though that’s mostly a false distinction), but the strategies used to direct the readers are often the same. 852 more words

Creative Writing Prompts

book update - on the importance of chapter structure

It’s been a while since I wrote anything about my current book project with Barbara. We are still in the throes of revising the text, turning our incredibly messy first draft into something more readable. 1,073 more words

Pat Thomson

How to Structure Your Chapters in 3 Quick Steps

One of the things inexperienced writers struggle the most with is getting the structure right!

And I’m not talking about… ‘first comes the introduction, then the literature review, then the methods, data analysis, results and so on’… 996 more words

Academic Writing

After and Against

Today I ordered up plenty of materials from the stacks. Today the stack request system was suspended because of a power cut/a broken printer/an overload of requests to do with Northern Irish literature… 193 more words


'New poets inherit old problems...'

‘New poets inherit old problems and may waste a lot of their energy trying to come to terms with them.’

Eavan Boland, ‘Young Poets’, The Irish Times…

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Ineffable Gods

Now reading: A Passage to India.

I’m rapidly in the process of falling in love with this book (quite a change from yesterday, eh?), as it seems determined to thwart my expectations and be just completely fascinating, unpredictable, and beautiful.  833 more words

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