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Get To Know Your Character

  One of the first questions I ask students is; what do you remember most about your favorite books? I always know that at least 99 %  are going to tell me about a character they fell in love with, cheered for, and turned the pages just to see what happened to them. Don’t get me wrong,…

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Monday Motivation

I saw this quote and thought how it could apply to writing a book. Everyone says they have an idea for a book which is great but unless you write it, you stand no chance of getting published. If you’ve been putting off writing that book, print this out, post it somewhere you can see it…

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Where Do You Get Your Ideas?

  Tell a non-writer you’re an author and the first question out of their mouth is usually, where do you get your ideas? Sometimes it’s a puzzle for writers too. What happens when the story idea bank runs dry? When I began writing, one major issue I had was one too many story ideas. They’d…

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Rory’s Story Cubes

    About five years ago I wandered into a store that sold ‘brainy games’ and stumbled upon something I knew was perfect for me, the writer. The game is Rory’s Story Cubes and if you’ve ever worried you’ll run out of ideas for new stories then you definitely should check them out. With the roll…

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