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Getting into Your Writing Headspace – Some Tips

December 17th, 2013 No comments

Over the past few weeks, Matt has been talking about getting into the right frame of mind to write. So I thought I’d hit this up with my own take. Read more…

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Bad Feedback, Or Beware of the Trolls

October 15th, 2013 2 comments

There will come a point in your writing career (whether you’re starting out or well established) where someone, somewhere, will dislike what it is you’ve written. And they may not voice this very well. Read more…

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Crafting an Epic – Perils and Pitfalls

September 17th, 2013 2 comments

There are many traps that can scupper your chances of completing an epic. Here are some that are bothering me at the mo. Read more…

Crafting an Epic – The First Step

August 13th, 2013 No comments

As this series on epics becomes epic itself, we eschew the traditional order of sequences and talk about the first book in your epic, and what it means for the rest of them. Read more…

Crafting an Epic – Staying True To Your Characters

August 6th, 2013 No comments

Change is important to your main characters, but you shouldn’t blindside your readers with unrealistic out-of-the-blue weirdness! What change is acceptable and how do you keep the balance in your epic series? Read more…

Crafting an Epic – Part Six – Sequelitis?

July 30th, 2013 No comments

This month, in order to boost my desire to write, I went out and bought Writing Magazine ( which had a rather fitting article on writing a series. Very useful for me considering my current project, so this week I thought I’d filter the advice through my own experience. Read more…

Musings on Genre Writing

July 16th, 2013 No comments

Something I rarely consider when it comes to writing is the current trends and whether there is a market for my work. When it comes to selling something, I’m not at all experienced, so I thought I’d use this week’s post to muse on the subject. Read more…

Crafting an Epic – Part five

June 11th, 2013 No comments

Being a creator of worlds is a big responsibility! Knowing your characters and plot isn’t enough – you have to know what they’re wearing and why. And that’s just the start. Read more…

Waning Enthusiasm and Writing Grumbles

May 14th, 2013 2 comments

Sometimes everything just goes your way – characters chat like they’re real, plot points slide into place like lubed puzzle pieces, backstory surfaces subtley and effortlessley – oh who am I kidding! It’s hell all the time! Here are a couple of things that are worrying me this week. Read more…

Crafting an Epic – Part Four: The End..?

April 16th, 2013 1 comment

It’s never a bad time to start thinknig about your ending for your epic creation. But how do you go about it? Discuss! Read more…