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Writing support: how to build confidence in your writing

Fortunate are the few writers who have an innate confidence springing from within them. For most of us, confidence is something that we have to work for; a gem that we have to find in a sea of stones. No matter how hard a quest it is, gaining and developing self-confidence is a necessary step […]

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Writing support: reducing self doubt

How often does anyone question their own abilities? The answer is quite often – but for a writer maybe more so. Unfortunately self doubt saps your strength, dissolves resolve and dissipates logical thought. It is a hard nut to crack but as soon as you get that ‘is this good enough?’ feeling, just stop. Stand […]

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Writing support: why ideas are important and how to keep them flowing

Billion-dollar businesses, ground-breaking inventions and even most wars and revolutions are born from ideas. Most of the things that we are enjoying today, including well-loved stories, were all formed from a thought that crossed someone’s mind. Ideas are the single-celled organisms from which living, breathing story creations evolve. This is why as writers, we should […]

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Writing support: the importance of the synopsis

Consider it as a summary. Almost like writing advertisement copy, where less can mean more in terms of words. However that summary should engage the potential reader to the extent that when faced with your work they would buy (at best) or read (at least). A synopsis needs to explain the Point of View of […]

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Writing support: is there a best place to start a story?

Some writers start from the beginning. Other authors, however, argue that the first few pages of the story are just a warm up of what is to be conveyed. There are writers that advise that it is better to start where it feels right. Still, others suggest that you start with the characters, or; start […]

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Writing support: writer’s cramp

I had always wanted to have a go at creative writing and on retirement the opportunity arose. At the first group session we were given a selection of small, everyday objects and had to choose one. My choice was a little, knitted teddy bear and I sat there wondering what would follow. I soon found […]

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Interview: Linda Perry BHD writer – Australia

What is the prized possession you value above all others? My independence. If you were able to be invisible and were researching for a written piece, where would you go? A Cabinet meeting when someone is about to be deposed as Prime Minister and replaced. What most engages your curiosity? Ideas involving concepts outside those […]

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BHD Author – Cyrilla Havard

I was born the day before Pearl Harbour was bombed, during the second world war. My parents had been evacuated to Henley on Thames in Oxfordshire and as my father was in a reserved occupation I was lucky to have both parents during my young life; a privilege denied many children of my age. Nursery […]

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Tracy Moore – Wreckers

Working as a primary school teacher, I had to rely on snatched moments during the school holidays for my writing. I had never actually set out to write a children’s book, let alone one that is probably better described as a children’s novel. The actual idea for the story came when I moved into a […]

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