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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: 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 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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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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Creative writing: who are your characters?

Part 5 in the series ‘ enhancing your creative writing talent ’. By Melissa A Joy, fantasy writer and Blackheath Dawn consultant writer. Do you ever wonder where your characters come from?  I read in my studies that characters are found rather than created.  This is about your relationship with your characters, and how to become better connected […]

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Memoir writing: editing your memoir

Part 4 in the series ‘ who wants to read about you’. By Linda J Pifer, author of Windows and Violet Hopes. So you’ve written it!  Congratulations, you’re already ahead of every person who’s ever thought of writing their memoirs but for one reason or another, never did.  You should at this time have exhausted […]

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Magna Carta … Now closed

The ink is dry the Seal is set. Copmpetition entries are being scrutinised Winner will be notified by June 12th. Announced publicly June 15th.   The Magna Carta paved the way for the emergence of the House of Commons and democracy as we know it today and became the foundation for the US Constitution. To celebrate […]

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