Your Story Does Not Need To Be Published

Writing for a reason

Being a published author is the aim of many writers, but you don’t have to go down that route. You can have your book printed yourself, print your story off and have it spiral-bound, make it into an ebook, put it on audio, have it serialised in your church magazine, give your children the story printed out on A4 sheets of paper (don’t forget to number them!), or . . .

Passive v Active Voice

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I’ve recently been (slowly!) putting together 50 of the top tips from this blog into a little ebook. I thought it might be helpful to have some of the most useful in one place, to easily refer to? What I’ve done is pick out the ones I think would be the most helpful, edit them, improve them and in some places put two or three together. It’s been a nice little project . . .

Metaphors and Similes . . . What’s the Difference?

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Metaphors and Similes . . . what’s the Difference? You probably use both in your writing without even thinking . . . but if you did think about them, maybe you could use them in even better ways? (Plus of course you can dazzle your friends at parties with your knowledge, hehe!)

Most of you will know that similes and metaphors are a form of figurative language, used to build up a picture in readers’ minds, create atmosphere and add interest. The Bible is full of both. But do you know . . .