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Creating characters

The title says it all… Compelling characters are not cogs in the machine of your writing, they are beings to whom the story happens.~David Corbett #amwriting Write pic.twitter.com/2pp4iGWhxP — Writing & Editing (@WrtrStat) 28...

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Lake Tanganyika in World War 1

If anyone knows anything about World War 1 in Africa, there is a good chance they’ll tell you about the two boats which were taken overland from Cape Town to Lake Tanganyika by the...

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Authors I turn to…

When trying to explain or describe aspects of social life and writing, there are a few authors I regularly turn to for assistance: not least because they’ve captured the essence of what I want...

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Vocab development

I don’t know whether this fact is true or not, but it made me think, and that’s important… In my review of Tess and the D’Urbervilles, I noted how people commented on the difficulty...

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Drama, theatre and the stage

“Drama is like a dream, it is not real, but it is really felt.” – Abhinavagupta Standing Alone is also available to purchase without a performance licence.

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Writing rules

Apart from basic grammar, spelling and punctuation rules, there are no real rules to writing. The exception is if you are writing specific genre books which require a formula, for example romance and murder...

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Can Temba – The Suit

The mind is a funny thing. Seeing this poster took me back in time – one of the best short stories I read at school was The Suit by Can Temba. What was doubly...