Category: Writing Advice

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Oct 20

Edge Lit-6 Convention Part 3

Edge Lit-6 Conversation Part 3

Over the past few days we’ve been bring you Nadine Little‘s experiences of this year’s Edge Lit-6 Conversation. You can read Part 1 here and you can read Part 2 here. In the final part includes her report of a Samantha Shannon Q&A and two other workshops.

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Oct 18

Edge-Lit 6 Convention Part 1

Nadine Little has been back out on her travels and has been visiting Edge-Lit 6 in Derby. So much happened over the day we’ve had to split her report on the day into three parts. You’ll find part 1 below the break.

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May 07

Writers and Artists How to Get Published Conference Part 2

Welcome to the second part of Nadine Little‘s blog about her time at Writers and Artists How to Get Published Conference. You can read part one of the blog here and read the second part below the break. We hope you enjoy!

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May 06

Writers and Artists How to Get Published Conference Part 1

Writers and Artists How to Get Published Conference Part 2

Writers and Artists held in “how to get published” conference in York on 25th of March and our own Nadine Little went along and wrote a blog about her experiences. You’ll find part one below the break with part two being published shortly. We hope you enjoy!

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Dec 14

Quick Tips for Creating Character

Quick Tips for Creating Character

Creating characters is easy on one level. All you need is a name and some basic details such as gender, age etc. However, if you want them to resonate with your readers then they need to feel real. Today we are going at this using some quick tips from Bang2Write and Cut Scene Addict.

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Nov 29

What You Learn From Writing Flash Fiction

What You Learn From Writing Flash Fiction

We’ve talked about Flash Fiction before on this site but as it is becoming more and more popular we thought we should look at it again. This time we are going to be looking at what you learn from writing flash fiction. At this point we should say that Flash Fiction goes by many different names …

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Sep 27

Dialogue Tags Exercise

The other day I came across a great series of article from Jen Matera on Write Divas about Dialogue Tags and I’ve been trying to work out how to share these articles with you since. At first I was going to do a summary article but then I felt the points they try to make …

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Aug 29

Building Stronger Heroes and Villains

Building Stronger Heroes and Villains

Today we are going to look at how to create stronger heroes and villains – in a writing sense of course! The first thing to say is that heroes and villains are just characters and can be anything from moral knights to evil bakers and back again. We are going to start by looking at …

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Jul 27

How to write 50 word stories

After the success of our writing advice article How to Write a 6 Word Story, and with August’s West Lothian Write looking for 50 word stories, we thought we’d look at some advice for tales with an additional 44 words. Surprisingly perhaps we couldn’t find any articles that looked particular at 50 word stories but …

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Jul 18

Backstory and When It Becomes A Problem

Backstory and When It Becomes A Problem

Let’s go back in time and look at backstory and what it is, how it can improve your story and how it can damage your tale. Before we go any further we need a definition and we’ll use the same one Write Divas uses – Wikipedia! A backstory, background story, back-story or background is a set of events invented for a …

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