| 2017 | January
  • magic unicorn
    World Building

    Brandon Sanderson’s rules of magic

    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…

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  • Boat
    World Building

    Writing a sense of place according to the Internet

    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…

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  • Events

    NaNoWriMo meet up – Margate

    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…

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  • technobabble
    Over to you

    Technobabble: Good or bad?

    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…

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NaNoWriMo30th November 2017
It's all over for another year. Time to think about editing.

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