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Tag Archives: Writing

How to write scary, by Donald Hounam

Reading Shirley Jackson, I find myself murmuring, in the trembling voice of a child, “I don’t like this… it’s scary.”

November 21, 2017

Story Setting and Sightseeing by Kat Ellis

I’m a sucker for a great setting. Being a writer of YA thriller(ish?) books, setting is one of the things I use to create atmosphere within a story. And I … Continue reading

September 13, 2017

Janet Edwards: Three Weird Places That Inspired My Writing

Stonehenge You can find inspiration in the weirdest places. I’m sure you’re thinking there is absolutely nothing strange about Stonehenge inspiring someone to write. I’d totally agree with you if … Continue reading

September 11, 2017

Non’s Revision Club

The more years that pass since I was an editor, the less I think I know about editing. How to revise your manuscript? Mate, I’m barely capable of revising my … Continue reading

July 19, 2017 · 4 Comments

A peep at Kat Ellis’s writing space

  For years, the spare room in our house was a junk room. If you ever saw the episode of Friends where Chandler discovers Monica’s secret messy closet, you’ll have … Continue reading

July 5, 2017

3D Mapping for our Stories by Bea Davenport

When I first saw the suggested blog post idea of using maps in fiction writing, my initial thought was that I wasn’t the one to write it. After all, I … Continue reading

June 30, 2017

Mapping Interactive Fiction by M.A. Griffin

I’m making a map with my 6-year old daughter at the moment. I should say re-making; it’s the same map I made back when I was twelve or thirteen and … Continue reading

June 28, 2017

Writing Distractions by Elli Woollard

Sit down to write. (Check your reviews) Sit down to write. (Buy some new shoes) Sit down to write. (Empty your spam) Sit down to write. (Eat bread and jam) … Continue reading

June 23, 2017

What To Do When You’re Stuck – Practical Tips for Writers by Rachel Ward

Beginnings are exciting. Endings are a blessed relief sometimes accompanied by a sense of accomplishment. But in between there is … the soggy middle. You stare at the screen. You … Continue reading

June 22, 2017

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