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Friday Fictioneers

“Every Friday authors from around the world gather here to share their 100-words and offer constructive crit and encouragement to each other. This creates a wonderful opportunity for free reading of very fresh fiction! Readers are encouraged to comment as … Continue reading

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Writing About Extraordinary Things

Last week I stood on the deck of a supply ferry inside the Arctic Circle and watched heaven fall. There were folded curtains made of green light dropping towards the horizon, as if we were witnessing the moment just after … Continue reading

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Diana Threlfo: Loving Your Voice

“But I believe wholeheartedly that creativity is a virtue, a gift of character; that it emanates from the spirit of an individual. I had to come to terms with the fact that what I wrote was, in actuality, an expression … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Maree Gallop

My interest around creative writing was sparked about three years ago. I was finishing my last subject for my Masters of Mental Health Nursing Degree and we were asked to develop our own philosophy about teaching and learning in the … Continue reading

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Margaret Jackson: ON LEARNING TO WRITE

A year and a half ago I took my first creative writing course. I hadn’t known there were rules. These were like the rocks of a hidden reef that sank the unwary and uninformed. To name just a few: the … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Aidan Walsh

Hello all, I’m Aidan Walsh and Karen has asked me to pop in for a guest post. A quick intro: I’ve been telling people I’m a writer for about twelve years and writing seriously for about six. I mostly write … Continue reading

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Don’t Fear Writer’s Block

All writers experience those dreaded periods of not being able to write. We wander around the house, not knowing what to do, berating ourselves for not writing, depressed because we haven’t written for days, weeks, months. We fill the hours … Continue reading

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Dear Writer,

Yes, that’s you. That’s the dilemma, isn’t it? When can you legitimately call yourself a writer? When is it okay to look someone in the eye and say with conviction, ‘I am a writer.’ You are a writer if: – … Continue reading

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Can characters shape the plot?

“I usually have one firm character, perhaps two, and an underlying theme – certainly a situation. And from then on, if it works at all, the characters shape the plot rather than the other way round.” Jessica Anderson in Yacker … Continue reading

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Winning over Short Story Competition Judges – Part 2

In Part 1 we looked at what judges look for in a winning short story. This post deals with how to send your stories to competitions to give yourself the best chance of success. 1. Identify your market. If you’re … Continue reading

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