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You are a published writer! Congratulations! There are writers that would kill to be in your shoes. You’re not feeling so great? Nervous about writing the second book in your series? You’re afraid your readers will be disappointed with your next work? Here is the answer to your prayers!   How Do I Get Myself to Pick Up the Pen?   Once you’ve finished and published your first work, it can be so difficult to find the motivation to pick… Read more

Calendario 02 / August / 2018
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William Shakespeare is a LITERARY KING!   James Patterson- Mystery Sarah Dessen- Teenage Fiction J.K. Rowling- Fantasy   Oftentimes, writers are known for writing specific genres. While writers are capable of publishing more than one genre, they frequently stick to what they know best. However, William Shakespeare is completely different. He’s a writing king, one all writers should look up to. This legendary man can do it all; tragedies, histories, romances, comedies. William Shakespeare is truly a literary game-changer.  … Read more

Calendario 16 / July / 2018
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When science fiction becomes non-fiction
Calendario 07 / July / 2017 Cantidad de comentario Sin Comentarios

    There is an undebatable co-dependency between science and science fiction. Many science fiction writers being scientists themselves, or scientists gaining inspiration from the genre. Either way, it becomes a bit of a chicken and egg- Esque scenario, where we don’t know whether the fiction influenced the science, or the science influenced the fiction.   Here a few examples of fiction influencing science   The Cell Phone The director of research and development at Motorola, Martin Cooper admitted that… Read more

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Our need for diversity within children’s literature
Calendario 05 / July / 2017 Cantidad de comentario 1 Comentario

The diversity within children’s literature should be reflective of the diversity of those who read it. As a rough estimation, around 14% of the world’s population is recorded as white. From this arises the question of why only 16% of children’s books published in 2015 in the USA, were about children of colour. When in fact children of colour make up the largest majority of the global population. Similarly, females are heavily underrepresented in children’s fiction, only making up 38.5% of… Read more

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7 famous authors you didn’t know self-published
Calendario 30 / June / 2017 Cantidad de comentario Sin Comentarios

    Breaking into the world of literature as a budding author has always been a struggle. Following tiresome years writing a book, authors have to face possible rejection from publishers, essentially rendering their writing years a waste. In light of this fear, many authors take up a suitable alternative, self-publishing. Self-Publishing has illuminated the way for many authors to successful careers. The once negative stigma self-publishing had, is gradually being shaken off. The initial stigma was expected, self-publishing has… Read more

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How to create strong characters in your fiction writing
Calendario 22 / June / 2017 Cantidad de comentario Sin Comentarios

  A crucial element to any story is the strength of the characters involved, their consistency, credibility as real people and enigmatic qualities. A plot, invariably comes second to strong characters, need evidence for this? Consider Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes, a universally loved novel, yet can you describe in detail any of the plot lines, like you can recite memorable characteristics of either Sherlock or Watson? Strong characters are what people remember, thus, strong characters make for successful storytelling. … Read more

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Dealing with Dialogue in Your Writing – Help Guide
Calendario 07 / June / 2017 Cantidad de comentario Sin Comentarios

Compared to Real Life When you think of adding dialogue into your writing it’s always easy to think of how people actually talk. But if you sit and listen to conversations, this wouldn’t quite work on paper. Imagine reading people using ‘um’ and ‘err’, and speaking over each other. Sure, some interruptions can work well on paper, but not to the extent that they do in real life. Similarly, real world conversations have a tendency to switch from one topic… Read more