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August 14, 2015 · Leave a comment

Writing Prompt: Family Blackmail

Your main character is  a fearless 59 year-old woman. The story begins in a cinema. Someone is being blackmailed. It’s a story about family ties. Your character takes control of … Continue reading

April 27, 2015 · Leave a comment

Imagine: Science Writing Prompts

Imagine of all the objects made from plastics suddenly disappeared. How would your life change? Write an imaginative piece describing this. You may wish to talk to someone over the … Continue reading

April 2, 2015 · Leave a comment

Writing Prompts about a Pathogen.

“This is an awesome idea for a story.” Maybe it doesn’t kill people,  but acts in a symbiotic/parasitic manner giving super intelligence and coherence to animals. Or,  it gives immortality … Continue reading

March 26, 2014 · Leave a comment

HOW to Be A Writer by Barbara BAIG

Read 2 chapters today. Did some visualisation exercises from it about ideal writing place and actual writing place. I did this using the stylus that came with my phone (samsung … Continue reading

November 17, 2013 · Leave a comment

I Read Too – the Nice Guys Zombie Novel

Dying to Live – Kim Paffenroth. should check out this book. I’ve been reading it on my Android phone using Aldiko. http://www.aldiko.com An authentic,  college educated Religious Scholar writing a … Continue reading

September 26, 2013 · 3 Comments

PANDERING TO AN AUDIENCE THROUGH IMAGERY

You write a scene that features a dinner party.  You can write the scene as a straight description of a party of guests having,  you know,  dinner.  Or,  you can … Continue reading

August 28, 2013 · Leave a comment

Finished A Chapter

Just wrote 328 words before bed to finish Chapter 14 of my stream of conscious novel “Mutants Walk Amongst Us, Scrabbling, Scrabbling.” I only set out to write a single … Continue reading

August 20, 2013 · Leave a comment

Writing to Spec

I dont care too much for labels. It’s not that I’m against them, it’s just that I don’t really care when they get used. Take the use of  Speculative Fiction … Continue reading

August 2, 2013 · Leave a comment

Do Android Readers Dream About Electric Sheep?

I have just made the switch from IOS (Ipod 3rd gen, Iphone 4, Ipad 2) to Android (Nexus 7, Samsung Note II). Solely for screen size as I’m studying and … Continue reading

July 12, 2013 · Leave a comment

Where did that writing come from?

I just wrote 500 words of authentic prose on a romantic fantasy short story I set aside last year. I opened up the file, expecting it to be another story … Continue reading

June 18, 2013 · 1 Comment

Just finished a book: Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson, and boy are my fins tired….

The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson My rating: 4 of 5 stars Most exciting last third I’ve read for some time. It became a real “can’t put this down” book. … Continue reading

June 12, 2013 · Leave a comment

How to Stop Emails Being Sent to Followers?

Effed if I know. That private/public trick obviously didn’t work!

May 10, 2013 · Leave a comment

The answer to “How do I keep writing” at last!

I’ve had this one in the bottom of the bag for a couple of days. A little bit of synergy happened to me the other day. I was at work, … Continue reading

April 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

5 Steps to Plotting Individual scenes

I have developed a new writing formula for plotting scenes. It is a breakdown process suitable for the smaller story arcs that should be found in any longer narrative. It … Continue reading

April 20, 2013 · Leave a comment

3 Tips on How NOT to Write Fiction

Tip #1: Paint Your House. The outside. Tip #2: When painting the parts of the house that no one will ever see (like roof side window sills on a cathedral … Continue reading

January 9, 2013 · Leave a comment

Today’s Procrastination Brought to You By…

Instead of writing I am building a fence. I’ve just got back from the hardware store with 12 bags of concrete. I’m going to use off cuts and old treated … Continue reading

December 27, 2012 · Leave a comment

Reviewing Your Mistakes

Day 7 of the 30 Day Blogging Challenge Charles Hamblin, an Australian philosopher, took the idea of phallacy, which come from formally incorrect arguments, and said “let’s explore them”. Depending … Continue reading

January 7, 2012 · Leave a comment

Anything Goes With Writing

Day 6 of the 30 Day Blogging Challenge. Prompt: Anything goes. Anything goes in writing. But does anything really go well with my own writing? I don’t know. I also … Continue reading

January 6, 2012 · Leave a comment

Day 5 :Dear Fear

Day 5 of the 30 Day Blogging Challenge. Write a formal complaint about what scares you the most. Dear Fear, You used to scare me. You used to scare me … Continue reading

January 5, 2012 · Leave a comment

The future of the Updates function at Writing.com

The following post is not part of the 30 Day Blogging Challenge I like the idea of the updates page. There really needs to be sense of “real time” on … Continue reading

January 5, 2012 · Leave a comment

Why do so many writers lack communication skills?

Day 4 of the 30 Day Blogging Challenge. Write 200 Words on a World-Wide Issue. It’s funny. Here we are, a bunch of writers. A whole bunch Of writers. A … Continue reading

January 4, 2012 · Leave a comment

Pen or Keyboard? Which flow has the better go?

Day 3 of the Blogging Challenge I’m of an earlier generation, just, pre-Internet and pretty much pre-home computer. I say pretty much as I did have a commodore 64 from … Continue reading

January 3, 2012 · Leave a comment

It’s the end of the world and I feel fine

Blogging Challenge Day 2 – something about 2012 being the end of the world according to Aztec mythology. And therefore it’s a tragic year. I was a superstitious boy. And … Continue reading

January 2, 2012 · Leave a comment

Happiness, this new year, brings.

Happiness in a personal sense is rushing to snap this piece off for the 30 Day Blooging Challenge. My wife and kids are already at the beach. I’ll be there … Continue reading

January 1, 2012 · Leave a comment

…On Pseudonyms

James Chivallo. Daryl Hackett, Nicole Quinterro, Dana Springfield, Louis Blackburn Jnr, Some Other Bloke, Prophet Ra, Duck the Third, Mark Delgado. These are just some of the nom de plumes … Continue reading

October 2, 2011 · Leave a comment

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