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What if?

The end of 2016 marked the end of another year in which I failed to participate in National Novel Writing Month. I must admit I’m more of a reader than a writer these days, plus I’ve always found the concept of writing a novel in a month quite scary, even though I previously worked on a schedule of writing for a certain number of hours each week. 147 more words

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Weekly Update (22.01.2017)

Currently reading: The Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry (I read Paper and Fire by Rachel Caine in five days earlier in the week)

Weekly Word Count: 4851… 191 more words


How To Supercharge Your Writing With This Cinematic Technique

Would you like to know how to supercharge your writing?

Today, novelists are using cinematic technique to create visually dynamic scenes.

Readers, used to watching movies and TV, have come to expect a more ‘cinematic’ experience when they read.

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Primary Education is Lacking!

We spend a lot of time persuading others. Whether it is what kind of take-out food we want, what to watch at the cinema, or just exactly what to think of Donald Trump. 1,089 more words


Author's Mood

In several posts, I have mentioned writer’s block.  I have said that when I have it (which is occasionally) it is usually an indication that my writing has slipped off the track, and that I should rethink my recent work, or ask myself searching questions about the direction that the novel is taking. 529 more words

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7 Writing Rules: #3 Show, Don’t Tell

This is pretty much the Golden Rule of writing. If someone is reading for pleasure, they don’t want to read an instruction manual of how to import data into an Excel spreadsheet. 481 more words


Classical Rhetoric: Schemes of Repetition

You like repeating yourself, I like repeating myself, we all like repeating ourselves right? Wrong. At some point, we have all found repetition to be a bugbear. 990 more words