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Writing How To

Tips on Writing a Character

Stuck on how to create a character, this might be what you are looking for. Five tips on how to write a character

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Short Stories Writing Challenges

The Dark Heart of the Forest

In this 45 minute writing challenge I had one goal. Find a random image online, have 45 minutes to write it and then see what happened. (Oh I did have five minutes to edit). By the way those of you who enjoy all things arboreal, you might want to consider being careful in the woods, especially at night.

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Short Stories

When Shall We Three Meet Again? Three Unconnected Short Tales

In these stories I have tried something new. Each is exactly two hundred and fifty words. For some not more than a paragraph. Two hundred and fifty words to create three (maybe) unrelated tales that are designed to unsettle you my dear audience.

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Writing Update

Block Head – Writing Update 20th December 2020

Writing update – covering progress on the novel, dealing with writing issues and plans for the near future.

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Writing Update

It is Dark in the Mornings – Writing Update 13th December 2020

It’s dark, it’s cold, I have not written a word on the novel. However, things are looking up! Information on a new collab and short story.

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From the Archive Short Stories

Fly on the Wall (Opening from my Work in Progress)

The opening of my novel (a work in progress). Surely for James, nothing could be safer than being at his Grandma’s house?

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Short Stories

Claustrophobia – A short Horror Story

Edward has awoken to a nightmare. In this short horror story, not being in control is the least of Edward’s worries.

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From the Archive Writing Update

Having a Go At Narrating

A short post this one, just some information on narrating my work on YouTube. I hope you have a pleasant time listening.

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Writing How To

Showing not Telling, the art of Engaging Stories

Why show not tell in a story, how to show not tell and an example from 1984.

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Writing Update

Writing Update 29th November 2020 – Goals and Motivation

Weekly writing update, I take a moment to look at my progress and offer some advice to start you on your own writing journey