Writing Short

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Writing Short

Write your day in 300-words Yep, that’s the challenge. Capture your day in 300-words. Writing short. We’re not quite in Extreme Editing territory here, but if you’re planning to cover everything from that first cup of coffee through to putting on your PJs; it’s going to be a struggle. The philosophy of this writing short exercise is to capture the essence, rather than offer aRead Now

Rounding Character – Challenging Expectations

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Making stereotypical characters more rounded with the addition of contradictory elements Characters can seem one-dimensional, particularly in the writing of a less experienced author. An easy way to provide depth is by making a character more complicated, conflicted, contradictory. Human traits make fictional characters more believable, because they become more like real people. For the purposes of my example, I’m going to sketch out aRead Now

Inspirational Ideas – Radio

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Inspiration

Finding Inspiration – Radio One of my favourite things to challenge myself with when I’m struggling for inspiration is to take whatever is right in front of you. Two people talking, the view out of your window, something on the television. My real favourite is the radio, simply because you can double the intensity of the challenge by hitting the ‘search’ button on the radio,Read Now