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Great Opening Lines

It is a truth universally acknowledged that a writer in possession of a strong story, must be in want of an enticing opening line. This is so universally acknowledged, in fact, that it barely needs repeating anymore. But I’m going … Continue reading

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Overwriters -v- Underwriters

First of all, let’s just be clear: there should be no negative connotations for being either an Overwriter or an Underwriter. These are not criticisms of style, but rather indications of the starting point of your writing process. By the … Continue reading

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My Blind Date with a Book

We have been told for years: Never judge a book by its cover. Well, now there is a website that ensures you never will. Blinddatewithabook.com is a fairly new service that shows you a library of books available for purchase, … Continue reading

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Creative Discipline

Creative Discipline: “If I waited till I felt like writing, I’d never write at all.” – Anne Tyler. I am constantly confronted with this dilemma… Continue reading

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Book -v- Film: The Hunger Games

Book -v-v Film: The Hunger Games – The first film in The Hunger Games franchise is one that I saw before reading the books it was base on. Continue reading

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Guest Post – Banning Books

Guest Post by Sarah Jayne Tanner. Banning Books: Banning books gives us silence when we need speech. It closes our ears when we need to listen. It makes us blind when we need sight.
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Introducing The Eternity Mirrors Episode 2!

So, it turns out that sequels are not easy. I have 10 episodes planned for The Eternity Mirrors and as I was setting out on Episode 2, I realised I had plenty of ideas for Episodes 3 and 4, and even up to Episode 10. But Episode 2… That proved a little elusive for a little while… Continue reading

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Episode 1 Part 8 Available NOW!

Episode 1 Part 8 Available NOW! – Well, FINALLY! After a crazy week and a half, I am very pleased to present Part 8 and the Epilogue to Episode 1. Continue reading

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Episode 1 Part 7 Available NOW!

Here is the penultimate part of The Forgotten Fairground. The final part will be up next week, so stay tuned. Continue reading

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Book -v- Film: The Chronicles of Narnia – The Voyage of the Dawn Treader

So. You’ve got the rights to a series of beloved children’s classics. You’ve already adapted two of the books into box-office smash-hit films. You have the beginnings of a rather successful and lucrative franchise. What do you do next? Continue reading

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