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Great Books to Help New Writers

Sometimes, your mind might overflow with fantastic, creative ideas and an incredible energy to get started on writing something, but the actual writing is your biggest barrier. If you are struggling with constructing your story, crafting your characters or perfecting that punctuation, here are our book recommendations to help. Click the pictures below to find… Continue reading Great Books to Help New Writers

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Never Written a Story? Here’s how to Get Started

I meet people every day who tell me they can’t write a story. The truth, however, is that we’ve grown up writing stories, creating make-believe worlds and imaginary scenarios. No one has lost the ability to write a story, in fact, I’m a firm believer that anyone can write a story. But, if you’re struggling… Continue reading Never Written a Story? Here’s how to Get Started

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The difference between Short Stories and Flash Fiction

Many people have heard of short stories, but less have heard of, or tried to write flash fiction. We're here to tell you the difference and inspire you to give both a go! Short Story A short story is exactly what it says on the tin - a whole story created and written in a… Continue reading The difference between Short Stories and Flash Fiction

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10 Questions to Ask Your Characters

Creating a character which is real, life-like and believable becomes easier the more you treat your character like someone you know and someone who is real. Great characters have personalities, like and dislikes, values and flaws. Here are 10 great questions you can ask your character to help develop their personality and bring them to… Continue reading 10 Questions to Ask Your Characters

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What is Creative NON-Fiction?

Creative Non-Fiction defines this category of writing as 'true stories well told'. And this is an apt description as you'll find. Non-fiction, at its core, is simply facts. It becomes creative non-fiction when you inject a story with energy, character, and personality. For example, describing a trip as a narrative, writing about a real travel experience… Continue reading What is Creative NON-Fiction?

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How To Stay Creative

For creative people, the thing that inhibits us the most, is ourselves. This can come in a lot of forms; lack of ideas, no motivation, feeling uninspired, prioritising other things. Here are some top tips to rekindle your creativity, and get yourself creating again. Fill your life with other creative things. Art, books, films, videos,… Continue reading How To Stay Creative

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10 Inspiring Writing Quotes

"The scariest moment is always right before you start." - Stephen King "And as imagination bodies forth The forms of things unknown, the poet's pen Turns them to shapes and gives them airy nothing A local habitation and a name." - William Shakespeare "My inspiration tends to come from two words. The two most important… Continue reading 10 Inspiring Writing Quotes

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How to start your own Blog

Blogging has grown in popularity, with everyone jumping on the bandwagon of having a corner of the internet to write, rant or share your passion on a particular subject or theme. Anyone can start a blog, and here a some easy steps you can take to get your off the ground and running. 1. Content… Continue reading How to start your own Blog

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How to Build the BEST Characters

Interesting and developed characters are vital to carry a story. Even if you have the most thought-through and gripping plot, if your characters aren't convincing, the story won't be either. Having the basic framework of a character is good, but how can you take that one step further to make your character believable and real?… Continue reading How to Build the BEST Characters