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Writing A Novel: Using Settings With A Purpose

Writing a novel is like driving a car, only… The car is low on fuel, it has dodgy steering, and you’re controlling it through the iciness of the Antarctic. Oh, and it has no wheels… Always Used Writers use settings continuously, even when they’re not imperative to the scene in general. Whether deliberately or subconsciously, […]

Creating the Perfect Protagonist: Three Things to Consider

When beginning your journey to craft a full-scale novel, you almost fail to realise just how mammoth the task ahead of you is. If it’s something you’ve never done before, you’ll likely not have a clue where to start and you’ll end up over-complicating things by thinking about too much at once. It’s all expected […]

Three Incredibly Useful Tips For Better Self-Editing

Ah the rewriting phase – that glorious time period that makes you want to have a nice soothing walk through the outdoors with just you and the crisply fresh air, so that you can locate the highest possible bridge from which to fling yourself.   It’s no secret that writers much prefer writing their story […]

A Writing Prompt for the Horror Fans

Writing prompts are there to aid writers; they’re there to get them over that initial hurdle of developing an idea from nothing but a blank screen. They’re perfect for those times when you can’t quite make a start, when the words won’t flow; when your fingers essentially refuse to type. So, because these prompts, and […]

Two Tips For Better Self-Editing

When it comes to the time to edit your manuscript, there are probably a thousand other things you’d rather do – staring at a wall for eight hours is one of them, though you’ll probably end up doing that anyway. There are no two ways around it, as a writer, the rewriting stages are always […]

Two Tips For Better Self-Editing

The following marks the birth of a much more regular content schedule here on my website, as I’m really interested in creating a platform to help out, inspire and give back to the community. So as well as these editing and writing tips, I’ll be posting writing prompts, author interviews, motivational rants and editorial reviews […]

A Writer’s Path Writers’ Club – First Sample Edit

If you’ve read about my services, or have heard of editing and never understood what it entailed, then this post will be ideal for you. The following sample edit was one I carried out for Melissa Graham, a member over at A Writer’s Path Writers’ Club – where a 5,000 word sample edit of your work […]

Writing A Novel: Six Chronological Tips For Better Editing

Writing a book is like creating an entire new world. Only you use words instead of entities, punctuation instead of rivers and mountainous peaks, and characters instead of people – and you’re no God either. Writing a good book however, is a whole new ballgame. Writing a good book requires patience and skill to the […]

Writing Tips/Insights #15: Write Like No One is Reading

  YOU’RE NEVER GOING TO PLEASE EVERYBODY Writing, just like anything else in life, must be done to please oneself. Must be done to let one take the sinews of their heart and the breath of their soul, and transcribe them somehow onto the page before them. It’s one of my most favourite feelings in […]

Writing Tips/Insights #14: Writing Poetry Makes For Good Storytelling

MY UNWRITTEN RULES OF WRITING Me personally, I’ve always been a huge believer of two key things when it comes to writing, and those things are: writing every single day in some way, shape or form, and also, branching out in your writing and walking into any unexplored avenue you uncover. My Philosophy behind it […]

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