How to write the perfect novel and breaking writing ‘rules’

(Originally posted 13th June 2013) The age-old question that no-one can, or ever has, answered. And isn’t that the whole point? Reading is subjective. What I like, you might hate. Take The Catcher in the Rye. Hugely celebrated as genius.

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Creative writing – scaling the wall to productivity

(Originally posted 29th April 2013) I read articles and hear people talk of writer’s block all the time. In the past, I have discussed my interpretation of the topic, but today I would like to think of the idea of

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Stephen King’s ‘banned’ book and what it means for you

(Originally posted 4th July 2012) I read an article today about Stephen King’s Rage not being available to buy in bookshops as a result of it having influenced several teenagers to execute copycat crimes and murder innocent teachers and classmates.

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Character’s characters

(Originally posted 4th May 2012) How do we define character in our characters? How do we develop characters that are believable? Characters that the reader believes are comfortable in their own skin? I use several methods to help define my

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