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#Writing tip: flashbacks (and how I avoid them)

Originally posted on Sue Moorcroft blog:
I always think carefully before utilising flashbacks to reveal backstory. There are other techniques available. A flashback gives information about backstory to the readers and usually involves a complete change of scene as the…

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Book Review: Publication Guaranteed (Well, almost!) by Esther Chilton

Publication Guaranteed (well, almost!): A Helping Hand For Writers by Esther Chilton My rating: 5 of 5 stars This small book is packed with tips, hints, exercises and examples to help writers to get their work published in many different … Continue reading

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Time for a Comeback

It is time to drag myself back to my true passions: writing and running. I am inspired by this excellent article from Wild Words by Bridget Holding. My personal approaches are: Writing: Write something every day even if it is … Continue reading

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#weekendcoffeeshare: Happy and Sad

Each month, I look forward to receiving my new edition of Writing Magazine. When it pops through my letterbox, I archive my last copy in my bookshelves in my study. For the past month, I have had the July issue … Continue reading

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2019 New Year Resolutions

2018 was my Annus Horribilis! For Her Majesty, it was 1992. For Lance it was 2018. It was a year in which I failed completely to achieve ANY of my New Year Resolutions. Here’s a reminder of what they were. … Continue reading

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Book Review: On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft by Stephen King

On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft by Stephen King My rating: 5 of 5 stars I loved the fascinating accounts of King’s early writing days at school and the continuing story of how he rose to fame and fortune. … Continue reading

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Inspiring Children to Read and Write

via The Hook

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2018 New Year Resolutions

Once again, I failed on my resolutions for the past year! Here’s a little reminder. Well, I only kind of failed. I wrote the first draft of a new novel during NaNoWriMo 2017. It is called “Rocky Scrapes”. In brief, … Continue reading

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Book Review – The Real CSI: a Forensic Handbook for Crime Writers

The Real CSI: A Forensic Handbook for Crime Writers by Kate Bendelow My rating: 5 of 5 stars On the front cover of this book, there is a quote from Lynda La Plante: ‘Every crime writer should have a copy … Continue reading

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Markets For Freelancers

Take a look through this article from Esther Newton. With some hard work, there has to be at least one route to pennies in the bank amongst all these links. Source: Markets For Freelancers

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