The Skill of Writing

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Have you ever thought about what it takes to be a good writer? Any kind of writer? What distinguishes an average writer from a great writer?

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The 5 Senses and Fiction Writing

5-sensesAs a budding writer I am sure you are reading loads of fiction from all genres and lengths. That is, short stories and novels primarily, but this could also include poetry.

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Fiction Writing Revealed

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Hello and welcome to the year 2017, how is it going for you so far? If you are still following my blog that means you are still thinking about creative writing. GOOD!

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Writing a Bestseller?

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So you think you are writing a bestseller!  Lucky you! Bestsellers are not the easiest thing to write, and sadly, for your information I have not written one myself!  Here’s hoping!

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Do You Believe Your Own Story?

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Okay, so you are working on your novel and you have got to about the third chapter.  So far so good. As you may know there are all sorts of ways to approach longer fiction.   Continue reading “Do You Believe Your Own Story?”

Finding New Ideas For Creative Writing

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I do not know about you but at times when I think about the craft of writing I come over all confused. It’s not exactly the craft of writing that confuses me, but the subject matter.

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My Typical Day!

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Well… I get up at the crack of dawn, lets say about 5.30 am, beaver away until coffee time, typing, typing, typing.  Then after coffee, I work flat out say until lunchtime working on whatever draft I am doing whether it be a short story or a novel.  Then I break for an hours lunch.  After lunch I scramble Continue reading “My Typical Day!”