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April 14th, 2014

One of the biggest failings of new fiction writers is unrealistic dialogue. It can make an otherwise great read laughable if the characters don’t speak like you expect. And, it is one of the only places you’ll be able to use slang, colloquialisms, contractions and accents, which can be fun sometimes. Read the rest of this entry »

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Proposal Time – Publishing Your Writing

April 11th, 2014

Once you’ve had several articles accepted by magazines, you may have a cracking idea for a full-length work. But where does one begin?

First, find a suitable publisher: study the listings in one of the writers’ handbooks. Check that your potential publisher is open to unsolicited submissions and that your proposal fits into their area of expertise. Don’t send a proposal for a non-fiction book on railway engines to a publisher of romantic fiction! Read the rest of this entry »

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Autobiographies and Memoirs – Should you Write One?

April 9th, 2014

I do love a good old poke around in someone else’s life – I’m just too nosy for my own good sometimes. And it seems a huge amount of people agree with me. So, being able to delve, legitimately, not stalker style, into other people’s lives is just great. Read the rest of this entry »

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Ten Top Tips for Finding Ideas for Writing

April 7th, 2014

Having a mental block when it comes to ideas is a writer’s worst nightmare! So, here are some simple, but super, tips to kick-start your imagination.

1. Listen to music. Song lyrics and titles can be a great source of ideas. You can either listen to the song or go online and use song lyric websites, such as Song Lyrics, for inspiration. And, if you enjoy listening to music while you write, you can combine work and pleasure. Read the rest of this entry »

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Writing Competitions Galore!

April 4th, 2014

First, thanks to Allie for last week’s blog. The five points she touches on may be necessary for ‘high-concept’ stories but I think they are all essential for just about everything creative that you write! What do you think? Read the rest of this entry »

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