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What's in a name...

Can the name of a character make or break how we react to or even write them? We all know the Rose reference in Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, but do names have an effect on how we see people, read characters or even write them? 370 more words

Writing Tips

Getting Inspired

It is a mere two weeks until Camp NaNoWriMo kicks into gear. As such, any writing progress has been steadily focused on planning and preparation. Brainstorming, index cards, research, note-taking, video-watching, creative gathering, begging for reassurance from any and all my artist friends… it’s all been a part of the routine this last week or two. 927 more words

The Last (Soundbite) Supper

Guest post by Randi Ocena

First of all, do you like how I worked that pre-Easter reference in the title there?  Second of all, did you know that several well-known scholars believe… 683 more words

Writing Advice

Writing Anywhere. No Pen, No Computer Needed.

Writing is one of the most versatile passions anyone can have. To be productive, you need nothing but your brain and a little time.

Paper is helpful at some points. 411 more words

Indie Author

What It's Like to Attend a Writing Masterclass

Paul McVeigh’s fantastic blog for writers has wrenched me out of the downest of days, so when Word Factory announced he was giving a Masterclass at Waterstones Piccadilly, I signed up. 379 more words


Maybe There's No "Right Way"

When I’m giving my audience writing advice, I’m very careful to repeat one key phrase, no matter how many times I’ve written it before:

“This is what worked for me.” 616 more words

Meg Dowell

Hero Versus Villain

This week we’re looking at some of the ways heroes and villains interlink in fiction. This week focuses on external antagonists:

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