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9 Free HowTo Writing Ebooks To Read Online

30. June 2009

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9 Free HowTo Writing Ebooks To Read Online

U.K. publishing company How To has released it’s package of writing books free to read online. I have personally noticed several of these books available through retailers such as Amazon.com and been interested at this point, so to now find that information available free to read online is wonderful. Of course – you can still [...]

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Story Reading As Against Story Writing

6. April 2009

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Story Reading As Against Story Writing

On Saturday I attended an in-world awards ceremony within Second Life. The event went incredibly wrong for me, but if interested you can read about my second life exploits predominantly now on another blog, Metaversally Speaking. Go there to see an account of the errors affecting my first ever public appearance with my writing. Whilst [...]

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The Four Functions of a Good Title

12. January 2009

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The Four Functions of a Good Title

Trying to come up with a good title can be a difficult thing. But it helps if the following functions of a good title are kept in mind - A good title allows the reader to predict the content. A good title catches the reader’s interest A good title reflects the slant or tone of [...]

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Stage 3 of Preparing for a Novel – MindMapping and Ready-to-Go

30. October 2008

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Stage 3 of Preparing for a Novel – MindMapping and Ready-to-Go

Now that I have completed my initial Mindmaps and outline using Scenes within the Writer’s Block software, I have today returned to working with MindMaps and setting up more in readiness for the novel writing to commence. Here is some of my work of today, with some description. I have created several new mindmaps, including [...]

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Visual and Interactive Novels

15. October 2008

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Today I happened to join up onto NaNoWriMo for this year – or rejoin and start looking at the forums. Introducing myself onto my regional group, I went back to find that Alex had shortly after introduced himself, and his previous work. And from this came my introduction to a form of novels I’ve never [...]

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Genres – Do They Matter Anymore?

21. September 2008

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Currently I’m trying to work out the genre for an idea I have for a novel. I think I may have it, or at least a rudimentary category. But there appears so many genres and sub-genres nowadays, most of which I’ve never heard of – even if I read them. Unlike a previous novel, which [...]

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How to Be Creative

26. August 2008

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How to Be Creative

Many people may have heard about or read Hugh MacCleod’s free report / manifesto, How to Be Creative. But it’s worth passing on again, if you happen to have missed it. Hugh’s blog, Gaping Void, is one of those uber-blogs which has a lot of power out there on the web, and it makes for [...]

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This is a Creative Writing Title?

25. August 2008

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Or is it? Darren Rowse, on the must-read Problogger blog, is running a contest this week – a contest that asks us to write a “Killer Title“. It’s what he calls a group writing project. The winner – selected randomly (so no great shakes if I’m not creative or killer enough) gets a $2000 logo [...]

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