Monthly Archives: February 2017

Becoming a Writer in Your 40s, 50s, and Beyond

Originally posted on A Writer's Path:
? by Lauren Sapala Age can be a touchy topic for artists of all types. There’s a glamorous myth that says all the geniuses come into their talent at a young age, and…

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The Allure of the Cliffhanger

Originally posted on A Writer's Path:
? by Katie McCoach Dictionary.com defines “cliffhanger” as: — n 1. A melodramatic adventure serial in which each installment ends in suspense in order to interest the reader or viewer in the next installment. As well as: — n  1. A situation of imminent disaster usually occurring at the end of each episode of a serialized film 2. A situation that is dramatic or uncertain We are all familiar with cliffhangers in TV shows and…

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Overcoming the Post-Project Funk

Originally posted on A Writer's Path:
? by Teagan Berry A little while ago I finished up the first draft of a manuscript. Since then, I’ve tried (and failed) multiple times to pick up another unfinished first draft of a…

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How to Keep Married Fictional Couples Interesting Without Splitting Them Up

Originally posted on A Writer's Path:
? by Stephanie O’Brien You’ve just spent an entire novel bringing an amazing couple together. They’re passionate, fun and fascinating to watch, and their chemistry has fans raving about how wonderful they are. They’re…

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Writing an Autobiography PowerPoint slides

As promised, this is the wonderful presentation produced by Dr Val Inchley for her mini workshop on the topic at our recent Pens meeting. Although missing the most eloquent dialogue and discussion, it holds a comprehensive collection of information in … Continue reading

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Pens Meeting Report 15 February 2017

Well, what a fantastic and educational meeting this was! Welcoming new members, some coincidentally interested in autobiography, we were all treated to Dr Val Inchley giving us an informative and thought provoking presentation on writing, from her own extensive experience, … Continue reading

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The Three Elements of a Memorable Fantasy Story

Originally posted on A Writer's Path:
? by Andrea Lundgren People have been telling a form of fantasy stories for as long storytelling has existed. Even when the hearers or readers believed them, tales of the gods, of floods and warriors…

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19 Self-Editing Tips For Your Writing

Originally posted on Poetry and prose from a creative mind:
by Jacqui Murray Now that I’ve published my first novel, To Hunt a Sub, I can say from experience that writing it and editing it took equally long periods of time…

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Poetry Competitions

As accomplished or beginners in writing, you may well be interested in the following Writing Competitions? Follow the links for information and entry forms where available. Ware Poetry Competition 2017 The Bridport Prize 2017

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Pens Meeting Report 01 February 2017

What a great meeting again today, such variety of work from many members. With time for comment and constructive critique there was a welcome collection of discussion on most of the pieces that were shared. Poetry that can benefit from … Continue reading

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