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August 2016

Nanowrimo – how to write a fast book

Reading Time: 2 minutesNational Novel Writing Month requires you to complete a 50,000 word work of fiction in 30 days. If your typing is speedy, this is quite achievable. But what you choose to write for Nanowrimo can scupper you before you start. Follow theses guides… Continue Reading →

Irony: 9 ways to develop irony for compelling stories

Reading Time: 3 minutesOne of the key points in Blake Snyder’s guide to writing is that a compelling storyline has something ironic about it. CS Lakin says the same thing – she demands that a story has a kicker, an ironic aspect that turns an… Continue Reading →

Book blog: Save the Cat (and your logline)

Reading Time: 3 minutesIf you struggle with story structure, theme, or bookending your work with definite character progression, then Blake Snyder’s screenwriting guide, Save the Cat! is a must-read. I started this book last week and I’ve re-read parts of it so many… Continue Reading →

Prologues and how to avoid them – 9 ways to start at the beginning

Reading Time: 3 minutesWhat is it about fantasy fiction that tempts authors into creating prologues? I’ve come to the conclusion that it’s because fantasy storylines so often depend on events long previous to the main action of the story. But readers (according to popular belief) skip prologues. They… Continue Reading →

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