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Creative writing: coming up with sub-plots

Creating a main plotline for your story is one thing, but what about sub-plots? Some stories may have only a couple, but others can have several or perhaps many. It’s no secret that the more sub-plots you have the more complex the story becomes, and therefore it becomes a greater burden on the writer. Depending […]

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A Tutorial on Creative Mechanics

What makes your world tick? You think you have a never before seen concept, a piece of equipment, a vehicle or magical construct of your own design.  What makes it stand out to the reader from many other creations? How does it work? These are a few of the questions I always ask myself when […]

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Creative Writing: mistakes in clarity and believability

We all know when something doesn’t fit as readers. As writers, we don’t always do the right amount of research, which will show up in our writing. It is perhaps more difficult when writing in our own reality, because you really need to know your stuff to make your work believable, and for it to […]

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A Mine of Different Characters

If anyone were to ransack my house right now, they would probably not even notice the small notebook beside my bed. They wouldn’t know that it is one of my most valuable possessions. I have kept this little book for what feels like forever; even though I was advised to start it only a few […]

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Creative Writing exercises No 1.

Article 1 CREATING A STORY This is your story; it has no end – only this new beginning. Begin by realising how important is the organisation of your time.  The part it will play in your journey from aspiring to accomplished writer. This should be your mantra: Organise and make time and I will find […]

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Magna Carta + 800 years

.     The Magna Carta is still regarded as the foundation of liberty to this day; it instigated an overhaul of English law.  Included in its many declarations was the promise ‘freemen’ would have access to due legal process.  This promise was not extended to male ‘serfs’ nor women in any layer of society. […]

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Memoir writing: getting to the point of publishing

Part 5 in the series ‘ who wants to read about you’. By Linda J Pifer, author of Windows and Violet Hopes. Thinking about publishing should turn serious at this point.  You’ve written your memoirs to the best of your ability, registered copyright, obtained reviews and made some changes accordingly.  Your work has been read […]

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