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 … Continue reading Why we need to write fewer white male protagonists
The Winner of the September story challenge is Jess Joy. I thought I would get that out there right from the offset. This is a zero mystery post, today. On the other hand, there is a lot of really good … Continue reading September’s Winner and Sunday’s challenge.
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 … Continue reading Having fun at a writer’s group
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 … Continue reading World Building: Alien Numbers
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 … Continue reading Writers Explore: Mental Illness
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 … Continue reading Why adding your voice to ours matters
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 … Continue reading Advice on writing better
Hack writing is the fastest way to go from interesting story to trite and boring without really trying. In almost all cases hack writing is a result of lazy storytelling often combined with a failure to write for the reader. How … Continue reading How many of these hack writing techniques are you guilty of?
Female characters. For whatever reason, they do not get the same page time as their male counterparts. There are no good reason for it aside from perhaps a lack of understanding of how to write a compelling female character. Following … Continue reading How to write interesting and compelling female characters
What makes a good writer? Specifically, what does it take to make you a good writer? This post is inspired by Thanet Writer and author, Matthew Munson’s blog post. I took his main points and examined them one by one to … Continue reading What makes you a good writer?
A new site, a new competition! Are you ready, writers? Explain the series of events that ties these images together How to enter Unlike our last competition which ran week to week, this one will run month to month. Also … Continue reading September Writing Competition
Thanet Creative exists to create opportunities for Thanet’s many writers. Some of us writers like to blog – here are five ways you can. Blogging for sites related to your field of writing is a fantastic way to get new links. Those … Continue reading 5 ways to blog from Thanet now