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LSB Next Version – Moving Builder Items for Scene Writers

16. September 2009

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LSB Next Version – Moving Builder Items for Scene Writers

For those interested in using (or currently use) Liquid Story Writer as a writing platform, and aren’t part of the Yahoo chat and news group for the program, there has been a lot (double-emphasis on that word) of discussion lately over Scenes vs Chapters as a writing building mechanism.

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World Building Resources for the Writer

21. August 2009

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World Building Resources for the Writer

Unbelievably (considering I am 1. On holiday and 2. About to adopt a new child) I woke up last night (our holiday bed is horrible, to say the least, and any sleep gained is a bonus) from a dream which has just become a new fantasy novel idea. My dream now leaves me ready (within [...]

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I Should Be Writing – Free PDFs

16. July 2009

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I Should Be Writing – Free PDFs

Mur Lafferty has just started releasing a free PDF series entitled, “I Should be Writing” after her popular blog. The first PDF has been released yesterday on that blog. She intends to release some more in this format.

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Review : Family Tree Builder

12. May 2009

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Review : Family Tree Builder

Many writers need to develop a family tree for their characters. A rough sketch on paper or flowchart software will sometimes do the trick, but where the ages and dates are important, or there is a complexity in the character relationships, writers sometimes need to resort to something a little more process-orientated. With MyHeritage’s Family [...]

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Re-Planning Writing Projects [Environmental Factors]

17. April 2009

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Re-Planning Writing Projects [Environmental Factors]

I have just done an about shift on my fiction writing plans, due to the environment I find myself in. I’m uncertain how often this might happen to other writers, but it’s an interesting experience. My third novel – for many months, was calling to me to be written. It was based in large part [...]

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Review : From Idea to Book

14. April 2009

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Review : From Idea to Book

Recently I reviewed the free ebook, First Time Author Workbook, available from The Creative Penn website. This week Joanna Penn has published her first commercial e-book, From Idea…To Book… Developed for first time authors, the From Idea to Book e-book is currently available for only US $1, with a paypal payment system. Given the price, [...]

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Steeping My Next Novel (The Art of Research for the Fiction Writer)

16. March 2009

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Steeping My Next Novel (The Art of Research for the Fiction Writer)

Every good tea drinker knows there is a fine art to making a cup of tea for somebody. Tea needs to ‘steep’ just as a fine wine needs to sit around in a cask for a number of years. If I were given the choice between making coffee or tea for somebody, I would choose [...]

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The 57 Rules for Writers

4. February 2009

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The 57 Rules for Writers

Every writer has seen these before, so why not again? I thought it worthwhile publishing these again for myself mainly. As I enter into an editing / revision stage I find myself worrying over grammar and punctuation, whether speech is acceptable with double speech marks, or not. Over what is a dangling participle, or isn’t. [...]

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The Writer’s Notebook – On An iPhone

16. January 2009

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The Writer’s Notebook – On An iPhone

In a recent article I gave you the run-down on how I’ve set out my own group of Writing Notebooks, including an organisational approach towards finding stuff I’ve scribbled in them. In that article I readily admitted that I wasn’t one to normally walk around with – or be near – a real-life notebook when [...]

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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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