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Tag Archives: Writer Resources


Tropes! Huh! Wha-aat are they good for? Absolutely nuthin’ – say it again! This probably sums up most people’s attitudes when they hear the word ‘trope’. It’s become one of … Continue reading

August 4, 2015 · 5 Comments

The Voice I Am…….by Alex Campbell

Funny or dark, adult or children’s? Which to choose? Many writers I’ve met – they’ve instinctively known which genre to write for the moment they put pen to paper. Me … Continue reading

July 11, 2014 · 2 Comments

HOW I WRITE by Zoë Marriott

Hello, lovely Author Allsorts readers! Today, a post on How I Write; the mechanics of the thing, like whether I use a notepad and pencil or type onto my computer, … Continue reading

April 4, 2014 · 1 Comment

Do you know how it’s going to end?

Short answer: yes. Long answer: well… it depends. I’m a leap of faith-er. Let me explain. I’ve found, with pretty much every story I’ve written so far, that if I … Continue reading

October 2, 2013

School Visits – Bryony Pearce

First up, let me say that I am not an expert and I’m not claiming to be. I’ve been doing school visits for a couple of years now, but there … Continue reading

August 5, 2013 · 3 Comments


I have fallen prey to all but one of these at some point or other, but have somehow survived to tell the tale à la Dante. Learn from my mistakes… … Continue reading

July 31, 2013 · 6 Comments

Opening Locked Doors – My research process

Ten years ago I visited Edinburgh for the first time. I had gone up for the festival and fell deeply in love with the city. I went back again, fell … Continue reading

May 6, 2013 · 3 Comments

Developing Strong Characters Through Writing

I find the idea behind this week’s blog topic – developing strong characters through writing or drawing – a particularly brilliant one (and I’m not afraid to say it, since … Continue reading

April 15, 2013 · 10 Comments

A Day In The Life of a Debut Writer

I’m one of those people who loves mornings and has no trouble getting out of the bed (don’t hate me!) so I tend to start work pretty early. My writing … Continue reading

April 12, 2013 · 2 Comments

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