I’ve been working on my books synopsis which is surprisingly hard to do. This is what I have come up with it. Out of the blue Tybalt discovered he was a wizard. Suddenly from being a thief living on the streets destined for the gallows he had become an important player in a game he […]
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This week I would like to introduce one of the first people to have taken an interest in my blog, Eric Klingenberg. He works as a Special Needs Teacher and is in the process of completing his latest project, A True Wizard. In addition to writing fiction, teaching, and doing all…
One of the many things I have tried to get to grips with since blogging is tags. At first I just tagged one or two key words from my post. I noticed other bloggers use quite a lot of tags per post so I slowly increased the ones I use. I now tag on average […]
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I used to be a complete addict and do nothing but play games in my free time sometimes forgetting to eat and sleep. Since I’ve been married, 5 years ago, I’ve played a lot less. One of the reason I started writing was to give myself something else to do. The other weekend my wife […]
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This might seem like an odd question but one that worries me. When I first starting writing I goggled this question and came across an author who said all his chapters were 2500 words long. That sounded ok so I tried that but soon realised how silly it was to restrict yourself to an arbitrary […]
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A while ago I wrote a very bad scene for my book. I knew it was bad, one of the main characters was very one dimensional and the whole premise was too obvious. After much deliberation I worked out how to fix it by completely re-writing that character. On a whim I posted the original […]
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As a follow up to my earlier post I thought I would share 5 more things that I hate. However I have been admonished by another blogger for using the word hate. So now it is 5 other things that annoy me! You will also notice that this time I have not mentioned anything my […]
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This is a new blog from a friend of mine – one of my Dutch followers who recently deserted me but don’t hold that against him! Take a look it could be the start of a great blog.
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Everyone says the most important element in a book is conflict but for me it’s mystery. I’m not saying conflict isn’t important without it a book would be very boring. However what gets my juices following is not knowing what is going to happen. Every book I read I try to guess how the book […]
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Since making this post two strange things have happened. Frist off I have not had a single view from the Netherlands. By outing the Dutch as followers of my blog they have run off, presumably from fear of reprisals from lovers of good prose. Secondly the two people who I know follow my blog have […]
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