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I just skipped the description, I didn't miss much... Did I?

No-one wants descriptions these days, they haven’t got the patience. Oh God, great long boring description. I skipped it. Didn’t miss much.

I was just thinking how fortunate we are to have such a wonderful luxury. 434 more words


Something New - Part 24

Waking a little late Saturday morning, Austin is greeted with several phone messages, including several from Liat. He calls her first and finds out there is a press conference at the studio, to counter the charges levied by Irving. 878 more words

Dellani Oakes

08/30/15: Courage

I swear I’m not going to miss this week! So here I am again for another WeWriWa post, brought to you by Weekend Writing Warriors… 193 more words


Melbourne Writers Festival 2015 Review.

I’ve never felt so alive.

As an emerging writer who spends a lot of time interacting with other writers online, walking into a room full of people who share my passion for the written word is always a special treat. 444 more words


On getting feedback for your first draft.

As Meteortown enters its second draft, I’m grateful for the support I have from an old friend, who’s reading through the first draft and helping me find new threads to pull carefully and missed opportunities to explore. 196 more words


A Tale of Two Romance Novels

Once again, over the past few weeks, I was reminded that in novels, characters are the most important thing.

I used to read romance novels all the time, especially historical and Scottish romances. 1,199 more words

Writing And Books

How to Avoid Major YA Errors

I’ve been reading people’s work on wattpad lately. It’s a mixed bag. Mostly I enjoy reading new work, and socializing with fellow writers and readers, but over the last week I’ve been reminded of the things that drive me nuts about a lot of Young Adult fiction from Twilight to Maze Runner and back again. 1,000 more words

Novel Writing