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Friday Write-Day: Progressive Improvement

Writing has gone considerably better this week. Even after altering and re-altering the background of one of my main characters and changing their scenes to fit those (re)-alterations, I managed to write 6,541 words this week for a total word count of 31,388. 437 more words

Writers - Steve D

The Great Wall | Movie Review

Directed by Zhang Yimou, The Great Wall is a US$150 million fantasy adventure. Starring Matt Damon (one of my favourite actors) and a stellar cast of Chinese actors. 568 more words

Effective Scripts

Creativity Sessions: Writing Social Issues into Your Story

Throughout my revision process for The Warden of Everfeld: Memento, I have continually questioned the information I am presenting in my story. Is this detail pertinent to the scene? 817 more words

Writers - Steve D


At first was great hope,

Suddenly was there famine on our very fertile Land,
Leaves and trees laying lifeless on a once very green Land, 189 more words

Story Arc

Back to Square One: My New Work in Progress and Scrivener

After I published Now I’m Found in late September 2016, I found myself at loose ends with my writing. I still had to draft regular posts for this blog and for another blog I author, but for the first time in ten years, I didn’t have a novel that I was in the process of writing. 774 more words


Six Reasons to Write a Story Map

Despite attending writing classes, which herald the benefits of properly planning a novel, I still dive straight in, ‘pantsing it,’ with only a broad three act overview and a couple of character portraits. 1,119 more words

Writing Theory

What's Your Story About?

We are going to be asked, “What is your story about?” There is a three-part answer to that anxiety-inducing question. The short answer is the story’s theme. 1,774 more words

Creative Writing