Tag Archives: ideas

Bring a Character Alive

Hi Everybody, I am now completely well and can get a new post to you. Thanks for hanging in there for me.  I would still love to hear anybody’s response to a question in my last post: What do you … Continue reading

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Character Do’s and Don’ts : Part 1

Hello everybody, We have had Spring Fling taking place in Dumfries and Galloway over the bank holiday weekend and I shall be telling you about that in an extra post shortly, but in the meantime here is the first of … Continue reading

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Hook and Line

Problem: How do I grab a reader’s attention right away? Do I need to use something dramatic or shocking? In the last post we looked at the importance of keeping your readers in mind when you write the beginning of … Continue reading

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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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Mighty Things (Possibly, Maybe)

Problem: My story seems to be going off course. Are there things I need to include at the beginning of my story for the rest of it to work? What sorts of things? In the last post I came up … Continue reading

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Hurrah for Small Beginnings!

“Mighty Things from Small Beginnings” (Dryden) In our previous posts we looked at the ways we might prepare for this moment. We considered how we might keep a journal, get ideas, grow ideas, avoid writers block and getting stuck with … Continue reading

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Possible Prescriptions (Writer’s Block)

“The last thing …… is to know what we must put first.” (Blaise Pascal) Many apologies for Friday’s missing post. Due to the heaviest snowfall we have had in decades here in Western Scotland, we had no power from 7am … Continue reading

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