Category Archives: My Thoughts on Writing

When the Words won’t Come

What do you do when the words won’t come? I’m several chapters from completing my novel and due to the lack of words appearing on the screen it’s become a chore. As a writer of non-fiction for the magazine market … Continue reading

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When the Word Matters

I wrote a guest blog for the Renegade Writers a great bunch of VERY talented writers based in the Potteries, although their members don’t only come from Stoke on Trent.  Here’s the link to the article about choosing the right … Continue reading

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#MyWritingProcess

Today I’m taking part in the #MyWritingProcess the international blog tour where writers follow a thread across the blogs of lots of different fellow wordsmiths. The task is quite simple, once nominated you answer the same four questions as those … Continue reading

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The Evolution of the Written Word and Uninvited Censorship

At the moment it would be fair to say that I’m living in chaos. I’m in the middle of a house restoration and every day I am subjected to drilling, hammering and the banter of a jovial half French, half … Continue reading

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Where Have the Scriptwriters Gone?

The breakfast dishes are being put away and as the iPod shuffles in its deck I check for emails, browse Facebook and have a quick look at the BBC news. I’m wandering around the internet, not going anywhere in particular … Continue reading

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Realistic Dialogue

During a previous meeting with the Renegade Writers, our illustrious leader, Peter Coleborn, said something that ordinarily shouldn’t make sense. He said that dialogue in fiction isn’t true to life, but it has to be written to appear realistic. As … Continue reading

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Put him in his place

A few weeks ago, during a meeting with the Renegade Writers, our youngest member Josh said something that triggered a thought that has now evolved into today’s blog entry.  One member was receiving feedback from the group about his work … Continue reading

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