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How to Keep Going & Get That Book Deal!

(This article was originally written for Writing.ie, but I’ve had a very positive response, with lots of people saying it’s really helped them to sit back down and write…So I’m posting it here, just in case it’s of use to even one more person. 1,822 more words

Writing Technique

resilience update #3: finding your groove

Have you ever noticed how the pilot episode of a sitcom is weaker than the first series? The acting is wooden and the dialogue shrill. Themes and conflicts are introduced so emphatically that the characters seem like caricatures. 282 more words

Novel Writing

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Last Bank Holiday weekend, I posted Spring lamb with floral trimmings, which included a poem I’ve had in my files for a long time under the title… 548 more words

Writing And Writers

BOOKS THAT TEACH

Start reading like an author. Every week we review a book that provides a master class in crafting one or more elements of fiction.

SHADOW PREY (A Lucas Davenport Novel), by John Sandford… 398 more words

Sometimes Less Is More - Adjectives

Adjectives are wonderful words. A few well-used adjectives can add spice to a passage of writing. However, a few poorly used adjectives can lead to disaster, and two of the easiest ways to misuse adjectives are to either use too many or to use adjectives that are just over the top. 474 more words

Writing Technique

Sometimes Less Is More - Adjectives

Adjectives are wonderful words. A few well-used adjectives can add spice to a passage of writing. However, a few poorly used adjectives can lead to disaster, and two of the easiest ways to misuse adjectives are to either use too many or to use adjectives that are just over the top. 474 more words

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Bloodsong's Writing Method

(Reposted from my (not so) Live Journal.)

I always get a kick out of answering questions about writing methods, because mine are so… bizarre.¬† 1,886 more words

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