Tag Archives: Fiction

Nel Deserto Della Scrittura

I had a conversation last week with another writer and it went something like this: HIM: “It’s good to see that you’ve started to write again.” ME: “I never stopped writing.” HIM: “I assumed you had.” ME: “Why?” HIM: “Because … Continue reading

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The Idea Generator

Ideas are key to sustaining writing. A writer needs ideas to generate output. Without ideas a writer can quickly become stale or complacent. For me, starting out writing for the theatre meant that I was lucky. Ideas came from outside … 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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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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Do We Write With Accent

My friend Malcolm, a published author of non-fiction books and also a writer of fiction posted on his blog the idea that what we write and the way we write it is determined by who and where we are. Is … Continue reading

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52

With Willow and the Motorway Horses complete and after a short break, I am now ready to embark on my second work of fiction, which will be called 52. All of the plotting and chapter structure is now complete, as … Continue reading

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