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Top Five Tips to Structure a Story

October 24th, 2014

Building_Your_StoryIf your plot is what actually happens in your story, then your structure is both its overall shape and the thing that holds it all together. It’s how your story unfolds. It’s also something many writers struggle with. So here are some essential tips, adapted from my new title ‘Building Your Story; a Guide to Structure and Plot’ (Compass Books 2014). Read the rest of this entry »




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Somebody Should …

October 22nd, 2014

Fuss-blogCopywriters get  a rough deal, don’t you think? Journalists, scriptwriters, novelists … they all get loads of attention. Some even become proper celeb’s. But name me one copywriter whose been on the cover of a glossy mag’ or asked to appear on breakfast TV. I can’t think of any. Read the rest of this entry »




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Off a Duck’s Back

October 20th, 2014

Ducks-blogHow are you with criticism? Must admit, my skin gets pretty thin sometimes. It’s silly, I know. I should be more mature. It’s just … when I’ve been working on something for days, or weeks, going over and over it, all I really want to hear is ‘Yeah, that’s great.’ But how often does that happen? Read the rest of this entry »




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Could Writing a Novella be Your Way Forward?

October 18th, 2014

Thanks to Sneha for last Friday’s blog post. I was listening to a programme recently where writers were complaining that they were no longer simply allowed to get on with their writing – instead they had to spend valuable time promoting themselves via social media. I can see their point but, unfortunately, it just doesn’t work that way anymore. Read the rest of this entry »




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Think of an Article

October 15th, 2014

question-blogWhat’s so great  about writing articles? Getting paid for them, right? Well … yes. But, let’s be honest, if finance was the sole incentive, most of us wouldn’t be writers at all, would we? I could probably make a better living as a plumber, though I wouldn’t be happy (and I’d still write in my spare time – it helps me think). Read the rest of this entry »




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