Monthly Archives: August 2014

Is there a recipe for writing short stories?

How I wish someone would invent one. All you are told is there is a beginning, a middle and an end. You do need to know the genre – romance, crime, fantasy or horror. You do need to know who … Continue reading

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Should you use your own life experiences when writing?

When you begin to write you imagine everyone reading your story will immediately think that the character is you. You clam up because you don’t want to tell everybody how you feel. After all what you think and feel is … Continue reading

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Is writing a biography enough to acquaint yourself with your main character?

A biography tells you about his characteristics, his likes and dislikes, his job, his education, his background, his flaws and his hopes for the future. I wonder how many of us, once we start writing, look back and check some … Continue reading

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