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Where To Go for Good Ideas: Really Useful Links by Paul Anthony...
Posted by Paul Anthony Shortt in , .

I’ve spoken before about how to draw inspiration from real life, but sometimes you need to dig a little deeper to find the story that’s right for you. The most common...

The Instrument is Not the Camera: Author Photographs by Will Govan
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This piece by Will Govan, co- founder and director of The Moth, gives an invaluable insight into what it takes to produce a successful author photograph: In the summer of...

Toxic Masculinity: Really Useful Links by Paul Anthony Shortt
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Last Sunday was International Men’s Day, and so I thought it would be appropriate to look at a subject that’s at the heart of many problems faced, and caused, by...

Non-Traditional Families: Really Useful Links by Paul Anthony Shortt
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Since the advent of television, and through numerous movies and books, there has been a single universal image of how families should appear in fiction. The Nuclear Family of one...

Speeches and Monologues: Really Useful Links by Paul Anthony Shortt
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While speeches are usually thought of in conjunction with movies and theatre, they can be a powerful dramatic tool across many different mediums. Of course, they can be difficult to...

National Novel Writing Month: Really Useful Links Paul Anthony Shortt
Posted by Paul Anthony Short in , .

Last year I shared some tips on tackling National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo. Well, it’s here again, and it’s all kicking off this week. The object is to write...

Writing Dialogue: Really Useful Links by Paul Anthony Shortt
Posted by Paul Anthony Shortt in .

I love good dialogue. Descriptive prose is important, but sometimes you can evoke the power of a hundred words in a single line of well-placed dialogue. As an author, you...

How to Write a Synopsis by Angela Clarke
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Angela Clarke is The Sunday Times bestselling author of the Social Media Murder Series, including Follow Me, Watch Me, and Trust Me. Angela has produced an extensive collection of Writing Tips video tutorials on many...

Using Weather and Storms: Really Useful Links by Paul Anthony Shortt
Posted by Paul Anthony Shortt in , .

Given the passing of Storm Ophelia, I thought it would be appropriate to take some time to look at the use of weather in fiction. Weather can be an inscrutable...

Getting – and Giving – the Most at Events: Really Useful Links...
Posted by Paul Anthony Shortt in , .

October is generally regarded as the start of the convention season. Summer is well over, schools and colleges are back in swing, and various groups and societies are looking to...