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Dear Reader…

In the last post we looked at what sorts of things you might include at the beginning of your story to get it off to a good start and I suggested some decisions you might make. Before we go on … Continue reading

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In A Fankle?

Fankle is a word we use here in the west of Scotland to mean a tangle, muddle, or state of confusion. It’s easy to get into a fankle with your fiction, so I’m here to make some suggestions that might … Continue reading

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More Lightbulb Moments (Getting Ideas: Part 2)

This new post is mainly a continuation of yesterday’s post, as promised, about where to find ideas and what you might do with them but also looks briefly at the problem of how to recognize a good idea when you … Continue reading

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Lightbulb Moments (Getting Ideas: Part 1)

Problem: I want to write but I don’t know what to write about. I don’t seem to have any ideas, any good ideas and certainly not enough ideas. Writers don’t seem to like being asked where they get their ideas … Continue reading

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Portable Soup: (Journals Part 2)

Hello, Here we are at the second post on journals. The next couple of posts will be around the subject of ideas and getting started and then we will get into shorter, more focused, posts on repairing something you have … Continue reading

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