Category Archives: Writing Tips

Rumours of My Demise are Somewhat Premature

OK, so this is a bit of a cheat blog. I usually manage a blog post every month, so in the interests of maintaining my record – which only I actually care about – here we go. I don’t have … Continue reading

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Character Defining in a Flash

What makes a story? Obviously, the plot has to be there, but if the characters that have to convey this aren’t compelling, then it is all for naught. What makes a good character? Am I the right person to be … Continue reading

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Writing is like walking

Put one word in front of the other and keep on going until you get to the end. Of course, some people walk better than others. And really, that is probably where the analogy finishes. Actually, I probably should have … Continue reading

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The Time is Write

Alt: Why I am not doing nanowrimo. I know you’re sick of hearing writers complain about not having the time to write. I would say that it is not so much that they are not writing, in most cases, but … Continue reading

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Be Afraid

Be very afraid. Is your writing scaring you? I’m not calling out all horror writers but people looking to push themselves, find the limits of their writing comfort zone, and push through it. It is hard to do this because we … Continue reading

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Too much Science in your Fiction: A distraction waiting to happen

I was recently reading a book – a debut science fiction novel released a few years ago. The title and author shall remain nameless for the purposes here, as they are not of importance.  What I am curious about is … Continue reading

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Short and Flashy

Time is against me. Ok, it’s against all of us. I blame society … I’ve been trying to catch up on reading/living this year and have revisited or been reading some classic scifi. Which is good. But someone pulled me … Continue reading

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