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Powerless – John Samson

Powerless was the first novel John wrote but not his first published. For those who have read his Shaka are Dead, this is quite different, although stays with the theme of post-Apartheid South Africa....

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Words in stories

I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but TSL has been posting books and stories which mention specific words. Why? I might hear you ask. The answer, multiple reasons. The final prompt to go with...

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Controlling Characters

The obstacle that stands between your character and his overall story goal can be any number of non-human manifestations. #writetip — K.M. Weiland (@KMWeiland) January 14, 2017 When characters take over. #writerslife #amwriting #ASMSG...

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Books bring (some) people together

Seems a bit obvious now that I’ve written it. Reading a book is an encounter between an author and a reader. Sometimes the author is conscious of the message they want the reader to...

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Big Words

I couldn’t resist collecting these big words – I’m not sure how often I’m likely to come across them in the future and I don’t think I came across them before these tweets popped...