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Odd words

Here are some more words to enhance your vocabulary and consider builidng into your writing. I can just see a story evolving using all three of these… Soteriophobia is a psychological condition which causes...

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Drafts – how tedious

Every author I speak to complains about rewrites and working through drafts. My author self does too, although to be honest, it can sometimes be quite a cathartic process – but that might be...

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The Power of Books

People like me write because otherwise we are pretty inarticulate. William Trevor #amwriting #writing pic.twitter.com/1W1al0bbdq — TheUnNovelist (@TheUnNovelist) November 17, 2016 Thanks to Pablo for image

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Short Story Preview: In Production

‘Shall I suggest it after you’re through with her?’ asked Stella in a whisper. ‘By all means, Sister Morgan, but shush for the moment, because here she comes.’ Mr WB Hargreaves, Senior Consultant, Obstetrics,...

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Why write?

#WilliamFaulkner #amwriting #poetry #quote #inspiration pic.twitter.com/gt4E88Qy3W — TheWritingReader (@WritingReader) 15 January 2017 F Scott Fitzgerald says: “You don’t write because you want to say something, you write because you have something to say.” Hans...

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Writing Inspiration

It’s as though something is in the air – while I was looking at the one, so the other came through. Is inspiration contagious? I know how Kathleen Bates would respond to this experience....

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Still doubtful? Authors must read

This seems to be a recurrent piece of advice for wannabee authors. You must read and all successful authors keep reinforcing the notion of read in order to write. It seems to hold true...

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Colloquial Speak

With the advent of globalisation, the differences between the types of spoken and written English have become more apparent. This has transferred to television where newsreaders in Britain no longer speak with what was...

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Writing tips

One can never underestimate the power of revising drafts. Here are 6 simple but very effective suggestions (and not just for first drafts). 101 Writing Tips To Improve Your Writing Today https://t.co/rvqAGfRx1W via @WritetoDone...