This evening we will be holding another of our world famous* Writers’ Tea and Chat evenings so in preparation for that I thought we’d turn the blog spotlight on you wonderful lot. Here is what you have been blogging about … Continue reading Spotlight on you
When we run events, we need to look after the people that come along. Do organisers of writers events do enough to keep people safe after the event? I have been thinking a great deal about the safety of people coming … Continue reading Look after all your group
Last night, Thanet Creative updated the website with a fresh new look. It was not that the old look was not working – it was fine. However, I felt that it did not do enough to draw attention to what … Continue reading Do you like our new look?
We want to help our members produce published works. A simple sentence and yet such a huge and complex goal.
How does Thanet Creative help Thanet’s writers get published? Continue reading We want to help our members produce published works
This week sees the return of our weekly informal gathering of writers – Writers’ Tea and Chat. The event will be switching back to the original Thursday evening. As before, we kick of about half seven in the evening (1930hrs). About Tea … Continue reading Tea and Chat 2018
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 … Continue reading This is the year your writing gets better
Why is it that we writers are so prone to the thinking that we own an idea? For some reason that is lost on me, writers seem to be particularly prone to worrying about people stealing their ideas. There may be … Continue reading You can’t own an idea
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 … Continue reading The five types of antagonist
Thanet Creative is run by our community. The same can be said of this blog. We accept submissions for one-off articles but invite you to join as a regular or irregular contributor. In the past, we have put out lists … Continue reading Pitch us your ideas
This post is about the business of writing because writing is a business. I’m going to do my best to look at the numbers of publishing. Author Buzz UK talked about the shocking truth of author earnings earlier this year. … Continue reading The Business of Writing
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 … Continue reading Brandon Sanderson’s rules of magic
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 … Continue reading Writing a sense of place according to the Internet