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End of Term #1 - Creative Writing MA Summary

Wow, it’s all gone so quick, where has all the time gone? I had planned and putting out a more detailed weekly update on the blog, but work and study have meant I struggled to do it so I’ve opted for a summary of each week which I hope to get out over the next eight days or so. 302 more words


Technique: The Business of Writing

(These are my notes and thoughts in relation to the Writing Excuses podcast Season 1, episode 11. I will also disseminate this information to the topical sections of my resource section). 393 more words


(Very) Early morning writing 

In my previous post, I covered the stress and struggles of trying to write a book while holding down a full time job because unfortunately, my job takes the majority of the weekday hours away from me. 1,009 more words

Worldbuilding for writers demands over-engineering

Worldbuilding is essential for any novel – not just fantasy stories.

A writer has to understand the world in which their story and characters are set, be it an imaginary world or historical London or contemporary Sahara desert. 341 more words


Finding your own Style

As an aspiring author I am learning to read at two levels: reading through the eyes of both consumer and a producer of fiction. In doing so I am simultaneously enjoying the story while also watching for the author’s slight of hand which brings the story to life. 242 more words


The trick to writing by layers - like artists

One of the ways to get structured written content assembled quickly is to write it in layers.

It’s a bit like painting.  Most artists don’t start off with a blank canvas; it’s prepared with a broad sketch, then washes. 274 more words