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    Being a writer

    Overcoming Writer’s Block

    Writer’s block – when you don’t have it and the muse is with you it is great and when she runs off and you feel blocked it sucks. How do you overcome writer’s block? This post is inspired by a question on Author Buzz that I’ve been meaning to answer for a month but (ironically)…

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    Opinion

    Dealing with aggressive comments

    How do you deal with aggressive comments and angry feedback? I write about Christianity. As a result, I deal with my fair share of confrontational comments. None of them on my blog sadly. (I would love some nice comments if you have time). These are five techniques that I use to defuse aggression. I hope that they…

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    Beta Reading

    Three questions every test reader should ask

    If you come to Thanet Creative’s events for writers, sooner or later you may be asked to be a test reader. Test reading, commonly called beta reading, is the cornerstone of a good critique group. Offering solid feedback to a budding writer is just about the most helpful and generous thing you can do at…

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    What is cooperative blogging?

    I am about to share with you a secret that successful bloggers all instinctively know but few understand – cooperative blogging. What is cooperative blogging? Cooperative blogging is when two or more bloggers conspire to cover the same topic. Usually, they do so from different perspectives and acknowledge the contributions of each other such that their readers…

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    This is the year your writing gets better

    Your writing will only ever be as good as you let it become. This year (2018) your writing gets better. Just follow our simple guide. For as long as you continue to write in the same way and tell the same sorts of stories, you will get the same sort of writing. To grow as…

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    Storytelling

    The five types of antagonist

    In a story, there are five types of antagonist. Only one of those is what you would consider a “bad guy” in any way. A story without conflict is not interesting but did you know that there are four other ways to bring conflict other than by having a villain? I made mention of this on…

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    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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    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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