Category Archives: Fan Fiction

Give Me a Moment

Recently, I was introduced to this amazing short film. I may have been procrastinating the metric tonne of assignments dumped on my head at the time (incidentally, that’s also my excuse for skipping last week’s post) but it’s something that … Continue reading

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Looking for inspiration? How about a list of Writing Prompts?

I’ve always been a fan of challenges. If someone tells me to walk to the corner store (for some reason) I’ll procrastinate and only eventually get around to it once I’ve finished colour-coding my socks and other such vital tasks. … Continue reading

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Why Flawed Characters are the Best Kind

As writers, we love our protagonists. We can’t help it. Spending so much time with someone, going over every possible scenario and adventure they could get themselves into, we get to know them better than we know even our closest … Continue reading

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Writing in First Person

These days everyone writes in first person. It seems that you can’t turn around without seeing another book written this way. And another. And another. But why this sudden trend of first person? What is this collective madness? And should … Continue reading

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WANTED: Gay Dragon Slayer/Detective/High-Powered-Executive-Who-Needs-To-Learn-About-The-Meaning-of-Life

Recently, I was reading the blog of one of my favourite authors, B. R. Collins (She’s since taken the post down). She was discussing a problem she’s having with one of her manuscripts. Well, not so much a problem, more … Continue reading

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Reading Difficulties

What could be easier than reading? It’s a simple process. There’s words, you run your eyes over them and you translate the words into meaning. Simplicity. There’s nothing at all complex about how people read… right? Reading is an extremely … Continue reading

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When Description is Dangerous (and how to save your story from drowning in it)

They stepped into the room. It was a long, rectangular space with floorboards running the length of it. The boards hadn’t been stained but instead varnished, leaving their wooden surface almost reflective. Light bounced off every knot and imperfection in … Continue reading

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