Tag Archives: Writing Tips

Procrastination? 10 Ways to Spot the Signs

I confess. I’ve been avoiding it. Returning to the section of my novel which I put aside a couple of years ago and to which I must return if I am going to finish the book. Why has this taken … Continue reading

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10 Tips for Short Story Competitions from a Judge

As a writer I was unsure what to expect when I was first invited to judge a prose competition. My first thought was to write myself a set of guidelines which would act as a life-raft if I felt overwhelmed. … Continue reading

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Writing Tips 2: Getting Started

Once you have an idea about what you want to write, try to find a shortcut into your chosen subject or theme. Think of it as a portal into the imagination. It can be a picture, music, photographs or written … Continue reading

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Writing Tips 1 – Get in the Mood

When setting a scene, you need to create a convincing world for your reader. As a writer, you need to be able to see, hear and smell the location. While that is largely a matter of imagination, you can prompt … Continue reading

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