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  • Competitions

    Do you NaNoWriMo?

    Who else has heard of NaNoWriMo? If you have yet to encounter it, this is your introduction to something that will take you nought to novel author in just 30 days. NaNoWriMo, or the National Novel Writing Month is a challenge to write a novel in just one month. Impossible you say, that’s what I thought…

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  • Characters

    Why we need to write fewer white male protagonists

    If you are looking for an audience for your stories you could do a lot better than targeting white able-bodied blokes. That market is already saturated. There are a lot of people hoping to read about people like themselves. You are missing out on willing readers if you ignore them. There is nothing wrong with white…

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  • Ball Pit
    Events

    Having fun at a writer’s group

    There is something magical about finding a fun writer’s group. At last weekend’s Sunday Writers group we tried out a new activity – Word Bingo. Now, before you groan here me out – this was a far more fun than it had any right to be. That might be because I am hugely competitive and…

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    World Building

    World Building: Alien Numbers

    In this post, I am going to take a brief look at constructing the idea of Alien Numbers in your alien world. World building your alien world is a topic I hope to visit a few times. Perhaps not to the same depth as mental illness or crafting authentic female characters but to a good degree….

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    Writers Explore

    Writers Explore: Mental Illness

    Mental illness is a topic that has long fascinated writers. Mental illness has been the topic of many different stories, with varying degrees of accuracy and success. One hurdle we writers must overcome to tell an authentic story is how we get away from cliches and stereotypes of mental illness. This first episode of “Writers Explore”…

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    Thanet Creative

    Why adding your voice to ours matters

    When you join Thanet Creative as a charity member you add your voice to ours. With a collective, your voice and ours together is far more powerful than when separate. Standing up for writers One of the things that Thanet Creative exists to do is to stand up for those who work in a creative field, writers…

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    Advice

    Advice on writing better

    I could give you advice on writing better (in general) but as I am still learning, here is what the experts are saying. We recently asked what makes a good writer? Here are some tips (mostly from other people) on how you can be a better at writing. Writing better sentences How to craft better sentences,…

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

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