Category Archives: Writing advice

Research is your friend

It strikes me that I don’t talk about my writing process very much and, contrary to popular belief, I do have one. While I do most of my plotting in my head, only setting it down in notes when it’s … Continue reading

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Reading the Writer’s Journey Part 3

In my last post, I planned to ‘discuss stages 6 and 7, which take the story to the middle of Act 2 and the first major crisis’.  I will be looking at stages 6 and 7, but I’m not so … Continue reading

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Marketing Your Book: How I did it

Take a seat, and let the Wise Man kwell your fears… With Greaveburn on its way Inspired Quill have seen fit to assign me my own Marketing Womble, as I like to call her. (Hi Lea! More from her soon!) … Continue reading

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Reading the Writer’s Journey Part 2

After the last post, I thought this time I would write up stages 4 and 5, which take the story up to the end of ‘Act 1’. Note: Vogler proposes that each myth is split into 3 acts – Act … Continue reading

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What do you want from a writing group?

Today we had another meeting of the Steel City Writers. I’ve had a few discussions about writing groups recently. Some have had positive experiences and loved them. Others have struggled to cope with the rigid rules set out in their group and … Continue reading

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Flash Fiction

I hadn’t heard of flash fiction until about a year ago though I don’t get out much. I didn’t know that there was a growing movement towards this short style of writing. When you study creative writing, the number of … Continue reading

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Craig

Hello, well as Craig is currently out of Yorkshire and as I know the world beyond can be a scary place, or if it isn’t Craig can make it feel so with his creepy tales of suspense and steampunk, I … Continue reading

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Open the box

Hello, and Happy Mothers Day to everyone who fits the appropriate category. Talking of which, subtle link eh, I’m fed up of not fitting in to the box publishers and others try to put me in. Don’t get me wrong … Continue reading

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Writers: Are you ready?

I’ve learnt from personal experience (and plenty of it bad) that sometimes, when you think your work is pretty awesome, it isn’t. I did it with my first novel, Beyond Tor. Just because I was impressed with myself for finishing … Continue reading

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