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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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Method Writing

Last night, author, Shaun Jeffrey who recently published his fifth novella, The Heist, treated us to the opening chapter of the novel he’s currently working on. With five novels also under his literary belt, Shaun’s latest work centres around a … Continue reading

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Dialogue – Keep it Simple

A week ago a friend asked me if I could read a friend’s novel and give my opinion on it. Now this isn’t something I’m comfortable doing, so I recommended the author joined a writing group. The friend said that … Continue reading

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Willow and the Motorway Horses

My first work of fiction is now complete. Willow and the Motorway Horses, is a humourous novella written for adults, but using the style and the principles of writing for children. It tells the tale of a group of equines … Continue reading

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