Monthly Archives: May 2013

What inspires you to write?

A tough question to pin down and find and answer to, for on the face if we are all creative beings and creativity should come naturally. Yet, when thinking about it, it becomes difficult, rather like trying to nail a … Continue reading

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What is a story and where does a story come from?

Consider this for a moment. Archaeologists and anthropologists tell us that hundreds or thousands of years ago Man the species, that is us, somehow came up with very similar technological advances at around the same time, but on completely different … Continue reading

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The Master of Invention – names and places

Following on from yesterday’s blog about writers being a creator or the Master of the Universe, I would like to talk a little about names and places in your writing. As the creator or Master of the Universe, you have … Continue reading

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Writer, Author, Creator or Master of the Universe. Which one are you?

I often think how poorly us writers think of ourselves and perhaps, more importantly what others think of us. Consider this scenario; you are at a gathering of people, say some kind of function or a party. There are bankers, … Continue reading

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Awaiting Beta reader comments – talking is so much better than typing

So, I return on a new week with hope and optimism that I can take valuable steps forward in my writing and the usual life stuff. I had a good long skype yesterday with one of my Beta readers and … Continue reading

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Using your past in your writing

Whether we like it or not, we are a reflection of the genetic material handed down from our parents and the life we have lived and experienced, warts and all. This blog concerns using one’s own past as a tool … Continue reading

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People Watching – another valuable resource for writers

Okay, we need to get this straight before we go any further, this is not about voyeurism, stalking, intrusive surveillance or anything like that. It is about watching people doing everyday things and how this can help you in your … Continue reading

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