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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Developing a voice: let your characters speak

“Come into my parlor,” said the spider to the fly. We don’t need to be told that the spider is both evil and persuasive. In your mind you already have those pictures. We can hear the oily sounds without being told that they are, indeed, as slick as Teflon. “Y’got that right, dude!” This character […]

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Creative writing: using imagination for name creation

Part 1 in the series ‘ enhancing your creative writing talent ’. By Melissa A Joy, fantasy writer and Blackheath Dawn consultant writer. Have you ever wondered about the meaning of names? Do any characters you’ve read about live up to the names they are given, and do their names suit them? And does the same go for […]

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