Writer’s Block

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Surely every writer suffers from writer’s block at some time in their writing lives. After all, none of us are robots! This feared and dreaded affliction is a part of the creative process – ditch diggers don’t get ditch digger’s block, carpet layers don’t get carpet layer’s block, but writer’s block (all joking aside) can be a very real problem. And there are levels of it, because writing is creative – it’s an art, not a science…

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Voices for Your Characters

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Dialogue is an essential part of every story, and readers need to know who is speaking! Of course we have dialogue tags to help us (e.g. he said; she replied), but there are other ways to help readers differentiate between our characters…

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Descriptions: Taking it All In

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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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