Monthly Archives: September 2016

Flash in the Pan – Tips For Writing Flash Fiction

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? ? I write flash fiction in the Friday Fictioneers group every week. Flash fiction is very short fiction, typically under 750 or 1,000 words. Within it, some people distinguish between “drabbles” (100…

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Should Your Characters Be Celebrities?

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? by Christopher Slater I’m sure that anyone reading this is aware of the importance of characters in a story. A writer can come up with the most imaginative and mind-blowing storyline that…

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Surviving Writing Slumps – Everything You Need to Know

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? by Elethwyn Salutations, fellow elves and writers! Elethwyn is here today to share her thoughts, ideas, and tips for overcoming writing slumps. Writing slumps – also known as writer’s block, also known as writing…

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Don’t Even Think of Publishing Unless You’ve Done These 4 Things

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? by Rachael Hanel Whenever I give writing workshops or teach a writing class, I always end with “going from here.” Now that the students have learned something (hopefully!), what do they need…

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Do You Know How to Develop Believable Characters?

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? by Jean M. Cogdell I confess, I don’t–not always. Sometimes, just when I think I’ve written a real-life character who walks and talks like flesh and blood, boom I’ve created Frank. You…

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Five Ways to Hang Onto Motivation

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? by Kate M. Colby Have you ever felt super-motivated to write, learn a new recipe, clean out your closet, etc. at the most inconvenient time, only to completely lose all motivation when…

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Pens Meeting Report 21 September 2016

The Pens’ Trip Well, what a treat we had today, those that were able to make it anyway. Meeting early, we boarded the No.11 Bus at Six Ways Erdington in fine spirits and immediately headed for the top deck and … Continue reading

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7 Tips for Making Time to Write

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? by Kelsie Engen Is there not enough time in the day to write? Or do you simply not know how to make the time? It’s hard to believe, but it’s already time to…

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Sudan by Petra Rohr-Rouendaal This is an extract from a memoire by Petra Rohr-Rouendaal about her work in the Sudan. Although Petra is relatively new to writing, she has added what is a delightful skill to her wide-ranging repertoire in … Continue reading

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How To Write a Compelling Title For Your Book

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