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The Character Tests

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It’s Time to Get Writing

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Would you like to mingle with literary agents? Sip tea alongside authors? Shoulder-brush against people in the know about publishing? And generally meet other wonderful, hard-working, and down-to-earth writers? Did I hear a… Continue reading

Lucky Number 2013

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Written by Desiree Fischer @TheWritingDes   2012 has proved to be a difficult year for me but it instilled me with a fighting spirit…  I hope 13 will be my lucky number! 1.… Continue reading

What 2013 holds for Tony

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Posted by Tony James Slater  Well ladies and gents, it’s 2013 already! The world didn’t end (though I’m told some believe it did end, but we just weren’t told about it) – but… Continue reading

Flickimp Reflects on Writing in 2012

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  [1] Do you still write? Absolutely – and I wouldn’t have it any other way. Do you know the feeling of taking the cap off a cold bottle of coke, and then… Continue reading

An Interview with Roger. J. Ellory

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Post by: Stephanie Roundsmith In April 2010, whilst attending a writing event in York, I had the pleasure of meeting one of the greatest crime fiction writers in the current market: Roger J.… Continue reading

What Do All Writers Sacrifice?

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Every writer makes a sacrifice. And I do mean every . . . even those that are selling bestsellers and have enough in their kitty to go crazy on Amazon without double-checking their… Continue reading

Why we need more Sci Fi in YA

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At roughly the 5 to 6-year mark, I saw Star Wars: Episode IV for the first time. It changed my perception of reality and how greater things awaited me beyond Peter and Jane,… Continue reading

Mordor Tours Anyone?

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Please, Don’t Tell It – Show Me.

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When describing a moment where the person of interest (the one whose POV is the focus of the chapter) is doing or feeling something, it’s easy to fall into the trap of being… Continue reading