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Lots of General Writing Advice

Lots of General Writing AdviceToday I thought we would look at some quick fire, general writing advice. If you are new – or returning after a long break – the tips below are a quick guide through the basics when putting pen to paper or fingers to keyboard. For those more experienced writers, these should be a good reminder of the things to keep in your head when creative writing.

Below the break you’ll find advice from Kami Kinard, Julia Bell and Ernest Hemingway – as we’ve been having a bit of a Hemingway theme recently we thought why not continue where we left off!

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The Characteristics of a Good and Bad Scene

Today we are going to look at The Characteristics of a Good and Bad Scene thank to Socialpolitan Fiction Writing Craft and their article 5 Characteristics of a Good Scene, and Eight Signs of a Bad One. As they say themselves in the article there are probably many other features of a good or bad scene but the list below the break are the essential ones.

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Historical Novels

Over the history of writing Historical Novels have always been popular, however they can be quite difficult to write due to one problem – how do you balance the history and the fiction. We’ll look at this issue by first considering some general advice about how to write historical fiction before looking for some tips on the research side.

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Writing for Children

Writing for Children

Quite a few of our members write stories for Children and we thought we’d people by uploading some tips for Writing for Children. These tips comes from Writers and Artists, Socialpolitan Fiction Writing Craft and Writing.ie and can be found below the break.

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The Dos and Don’ts of Ending A Story

The Dos and Don'ts of Ending A Story

Imagine you’ve written a story that starts off great but kind of tails off towards the end. Need some advice to make the end as good as the start? Well you’ve come to the write place as today we are looking at James V. Smith, Jr.‘s Do’s and Don’ts of Writing a Novel’s Ending (although we feel you can use his advice for any story!).

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Ray Bradbury’s Writing Advice

We like our advice from publishers writers here at West Lothian Writers as you can see from our posts 164 Writing Tips from 17 Published Authors and The Guardian’s Ten Rules For Writing Fiction. Today we are looking at the advice of one of the masters of the short story – Ray Bradbury.

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Character Goals and Themes

Character Goals and Themes

We all know that Character is an important part of any kind of story telling but how do we create characters that our readers can connect to. One way to do it is by giving each character goals and themes as suggested by Moody Writing and  Socialpolitan Fiction Writing Craft.