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Memories - Friday Fiction

I set myself the task of writing a descriptive piece of fiction this week using all the senses. I’m more comfortable writing active scenes with lots of dialogue, so this area of my writing needs more practice. 997 more words


Writing Competitions: Part Three

Already we are approaching the halfway point of 2015, so here are some more opportunities to get your writing out there and judged by the experts in the third quarter of the year.  321 more words

Getting Published

Characters and the writers who torment them

As writers, we do terrible things to our characters over the course of short stories and novels – we throw obstacles in their paths, send them after serial killers, break their hearts, introduce them to their arch-nemesis, strand them in foreign lands, and make them flirt with disaster. 435 more words


Writing 101, Day Eighteen: Hone Your Point of View

Writing 101, Day Eighteen: Hone Your Point of View

The neighbourhood has seen better days, but Mrs. Pauley has lived there since before anyone can remember.

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When Stories Evolve by Mae Clair

If you’re a writer, at one point or another, you probably had a story evolve beyond anything you anticipated. That’s pretty much how my new romantic suspense/mystery novel, MYTH AND MAGIC, became…MYTH AND MAGIC. 349 more words

Mae Clair

Get inside your story

I like to get inside a story. And I don’t mean by fragmenting it into story components – characters, plot, tension, dialogue and looking at each one in isolation to make sure they are living up to their potential and serving the greater good of the story. 548 more words

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