The Accidental Writer!

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The other day I was walking through an underpass in my neighbourhood in north London trying to catch a shop just before it closed. I had no particular thought in my head (unusual for me, believe me)! Then this woman pushed a leaflet into my hand, saying something like ‘God loves you, read this!’

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Putting Your Story Together – Novels

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Hello and welcome from a very sultry London! I know we are kind of in the lazy hazy summer season with plenty of exciting sport on the television, but that doesn’t mean it’s a reason to slack off from writing –  or at least thinking about it!

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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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Creative Writer – Origins

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I don’t know about you but I can trace my interest in creative writing right back to childhood. Considering I am let’s just say, way out of my teens… that’s a long time ago! Continue reading “Creative Writer – Origins”

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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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?”

Dangerous Lady by Martina Cole – A Book Review

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You don’t need me to tell you who this writer of crime fiction is. She is Martina Cole, who shot to fame in 1992 with her debut novel Dangerous Lady.  Martina Cole’s books are  Continue reading “Dangerous Lady by Martina Cole – A Book Review”