Category: Writing

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Children and reading

Some articles of interest. Keep reading during school holidays, by Julie Wood This article is not directly about children but it has the consequences of children not engaging with books and impact it has...

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Writing genres

Ever wondered what some genres entail? You’re not alone. Here’s what I’ve discovered: Speculative fiction #LiteraryChallenge2017 #1 'Sad books' – Every month we review books on a new theme for you. ^F https://t.co/6Q9q6fWb7P pic.twitter.com/OQXCifBwVE...

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The joy of language

Language is a funny thing – it’s fluid, it appears to be constant but the use and meanings of words change. When we arrived in the UK from South Africa, we quickly learnt to...

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Vocab development

How would you combine these ideas in a story? Xenophobia = Ignorance. We're all humans on a small, floating rock through an infinite galaxy, together. pic.twitter.com/FZ6esp17Zo — History Lovers Club (@historylvrsclub) 27 June 2017...

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Writing is …

Writing a novel is like driving a car at night. U can see only as far as ur headlights, but u can make the whole trip that way.E L DOCTOROW — Jon Winokur (@AdviceToWriters)...

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What makes a real writer?

The real writer will write. He has something inside of him that must come out. Kurt Vonnegut #amwriting pic.twitter.com/lOah1vDHsU — TheUnNovelist (@TheUnNovelist) 1 March 2017 George Saunders takes things a little further explaining the...

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Gender dependent adjective/noun

I live and learn. Proofreading A Second Chance, I decided to look up the difference between blond and blonde. I knew there was a difference in spelling, tending to think if it was hair...

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He said, she said: dialogue issues

Advice for reviewing dialogue by MaryLee MacDonald Practical advice on dialogue by Jennie Nash The narrating characters will control the tone and flow of the story, and, in large part, decide whether or not...

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Writing advice – achieving perfection

Every sentence must do one of two things: reveal character or advance the action.KURT VONNEGUT#amwriting #fiction pic.twitter.com/SLuXtqo7ix — Jon Winokur (@AdviceToWriters) 16 January 2017 I've found the best way 2 revise your own work...

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Who you should write for

Never make the mistake of assuming the audience is any less intelligent than you are.ROD SERLING #screenwriting #writing pic.twitter.com/2NOBLa8Dvc — Jon Winokur (@AdviceToWriters) March 12, 2017 If you write to impress it will always...