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FLASH FICTION CHALLENGE: PICK A CHARACTER AND GO, GO, GO

Hello peoples. Here’s the follow up to last week’s Flash Fiction challenge set at Chuck Wendig’s blog – Terribleminds. That one was all about writing a 250 word character description, or a short scene introducing a fresh character. THIS WEEK we’ve been given … Continue reading

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FLASH FICTION CHALLENGE: TIME TO CREATE A CHARACTER

Hello all. Here’s a quick Flash Fiction bit I’ve bashed together for a challenge set on Chuck Wendig’s blog – Terribleminds. The gist of it is to write a 250 word character description, or a short scene introducing a fresh … Continue reading

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Test Reader Comments Back! Plenty to do, but no disasters

So, my fantastic alpha reader (love you, mum) has just gotten back to me with her thoughts on the first sixteen chapters (about a quarter of the current length. VERDICT: 1st 9 chapters = great! The others = not so … Continue reading

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Writing Characters

I’ve been thinking a lot more about characters as I edit, because it’s one thing I can probably never refine enough. Here are the points that I’m really focussing on with mine these days. (Pic kind of unrelated by the … Continue reading

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Good Characters, Sporting Events, and where the hell did that weekend go?

So, another Monday, and the final weeks until Babytime are upon us. Tecccchnically it’s a long weekend, but I had a half-day last week so I figure I’ve already taken my day off. Last week also contained the bizarre moment of … Continue reading

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Writing Action Scenes, Part 2

And here we are for part two of “Writing Action Scenes”. Do we. Remember what we. Learned last time? (Sorry, sorry, remember not to push it quite that hard. We’re not all Christopher Walken) If memory (and the link to the … Continue reading

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Writing Action Scenes, Part 1

Today I’m going to talk about writing action scenes. I’m just hopping off the back of re-writing an old action scene, and thought I’d share my freshly sprouted thought mushrooms. Do try. 1. STAKES Not the kind you hammer into … Continue reading

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Baddies – What Makes a Good One? & 103,892 words

Today, whilst sitting in the best writing spot I know, drinking some excellent old red (why is it all gone?) I had a think about my baddie-guys. This came about as a result of some google researching: what made the Star … Continue reading

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Character blog hop – meet Roger and Xing

Didn’t do any blogging yesterday, on account of my most excellent holiday in sunny Cairns, from which there will be photos coming in the next day or so. I did manage to do some character sketching, so please excuse the … Continue reading

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Weekend Writing Warriors (#1)

Saw this awesome logo with a sword and a pen and thought I had to know what that was about. Turns out it’s a weekly thing for writers to showcase a snippet from their writing. To meet some new authors, … Continue reading

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