Descriptions: Taking it All In

woodland

I am fortunate to be able to walk out of our house into country lanes. With the roads being quiet, it allows for reflection. Yesterday, as I was passing through an area of woodland, I did this exercise, and I recommend it to you…

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Put Your Talent to Work in 2020

Write for a Reason Academy

The course includes teaching, assignments, reading, and access to a private facebook group (so you can join other writers in the Write for a Reason community, ask questions and make comments). The course is hard work…

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Tension – the Ebb and Flow

Clouds and sunshine

Are you good at building up tension in your story, then letting your readers relax again? It’s an important skill for story writers. It’s like stretching a piece of elastic… just when it’s about to snap, you let it go. Phew! This process helps…

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Children Save the Day!

African children skipping

Hello again my writer friends, and yes, it’s Monday again, so time for a new creative writing tip! This week I wanted to write about something which will help you with your stories, so I picked a topic which is essential…

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3 Reasons You Need Prayer Support

By the end of the Write for a Reason Academy you will not only have all the tools you need to write your best stories ever (for example, how to craft your beginnings and endings, create engaging characters, choose your narrative voice, weave your theme…

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Three Things You Really Need to Know About Stakes

Elephant walking along a road

We’ve all heard the expression the stakes are high… but why do they need to be high in your novel? I don’t think I’ve ever written a blog post specifically about stakes (not steaks, hehe!) before… but stakes are a vital part of any story, so here are three things you really need to know:…

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