Category Archive for: ‘Writer Talk’

Who Are Your Heroes?

It was shocking to hear the news that rock god David Bowie died. Shocking again two days later to lose …

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Overcoming Writer’s Block

We all know the feeling. Having stories, well ideas for stories anyway, floating around in your head, but somehow not …

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Offensive Writing

Sometimes characters in stories say, do, or believe things that would be offensive if they happened in real life. Sometimes …

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Let’s have a chat…

In real life if you need to find something out about a person, you’ll probably talk to them. Maybe invite …

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Going back, or moving forward?

It happens to a lot of members. They’re following the lessons in HTTS, and at some point they simply get …

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Taking stock of the year

So, how has this year treated you? Did you accomplish everything you’d hoped? Have you thought about your goals for …

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Do you know your end from the beginning?

Some writers (we’ve talked about them here before) are plotters. They begin their writing with a solid outline and know …

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Natural antagonists

Every story needs conflict. The kind of story you are writing will determine the main kind of conflict your story …

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Just Asking

Have you ever wondered about fictional characters’ lives outside the story? Does being the ruler of an empire ever become …

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Paper chase

Digital tools are nearly entirely ubiquitous these days. Most writers use computers, tablets, or smartphones for almost every aspect of …

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