Do magic systems in fiction need rules? I don’t know. But I do know that Brandon Sanderson, an author that has written a lot of books, has three (four) rules for how to write magic. What is magic? Magic is whatever awesome or unusual stuff you have invented for your story. By this definition, the made-up…Read More
Matthew Brown| Nov 9, 2017
I have to confess that I struggle with creating a vivid sense of place sometimes. Usually when the setting is relatively mundane – some town, some house, someone’s back garden. To help me overcome this weakness, I’ve looked at what the Internet has to say about creating a vivid world. Focus on specific details said the Scottish…Read More
Matthew Brown| Nov 7, 2017
In honour of NaNoWriMo, let’s take a look at one of those topics that writers tend to Google far too much – disposing of a dead body. Let’s be honest, if anyone took a look at the search history of a writer – especially a crime or mystery writer – it would probably be quite…Read More
Matthew Brown| Nov 4, 2017
Thanet Creative was planning to organise a NaNoWriMo meet up but then I noticed that there was already one taking place in Margate. Some wonderful person (Christie Drozdowski) has arranged for a write-in every Sunday from 4 pm to 6 pm at Bernie’s Chocolate Bar. I shall be taking my ancient laptop (maybe) and attempting to…Read More
Matthew Brown| Nov 3, 2017
Now we are in the window of crazy writing called NaNoWriMo, I thought I would take a quick look at a topic I have been abusing for comic effect – technobabble. What is technobabble? Technobabble is generally the bashing about of likely sounding science words to explain something that either you do not understand or that you…Read More
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