Category: Writing posts

This is a list of all my writing related posts.

Jul 15

Unexpected publication

I’ve had something published… but it isn’t a story.

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Jun 16

Top five fictional animals and their real life inspirations

Animals are brilliant. Animals fascinate us. They provide us with comfort and love and yet we understand very little about them. We’re still learning about animals and children learn about our world from animals in children’s books. This has given rise to many popular animal characters but have you ever thought about the real life …

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Jun 03

Top five stolen ideas

Have you heard the saying “Good writers borrow, great writers steal”? According to my research it’s an Oscar Wilde quote but another website says its a rewording of a Picasso quote “Good artists borrow, great artists steal.” Another website says that the original quote is from T S Elliot, “Immature poets imitate, mature poets steal”.

May 21

Creative Licence

When does a story turn into a tall tale? 

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May 07

Five insane writing accomplishments

Writers have a reputation of being… a bit different. We carry notepads and pens with us at all times, we eavesdrop on people’s conversations in the hope of finding inspiration for a story and don’t even look at our internet history. Honestly, I googled best places to hide a body for research in my novel, …

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Apr 09

Top Five Controversial Novels

Sticks and stones can break my bones but… Whenever I write I never aim to deliberately offend anyone. I work with the understanding that some people will be offended but that is inevitable. Alice in Wonderland was banned in China because it is gives animals the ability to speak. The Harry Potter series has been accused of  promoting …

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Mar 05

I’ve finished my novel.

On 1st January 2016 I decided to write a novel and finish it. I’ve attempted to write a novel before but I’ve always failed to finish the manuscript for various reasons. The closest I’ve come to producing a manuscript was during my final year at university. On 3rd March 2017, fifteen months after I started …

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Jan 15

My top ten books

Hello everyone, I hope you are having a good start to 2017. Still kept those New Year Resolutions? I received lots of books for Christmas (I’m very easy to buy for. Books, stationary, anything along those lines) and it occurred to me that, apart from briefly mentioning a few titles in my FAQ tab, I’ve …

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Nov 26

Writers and Mental Health Issues

Update – 01/10/2017:  Betterhelp is an mental health counselling company who offer online sessions to anyone dealing with mental health issues. Their website is full of free advice, regarding a wide variety of problems including depression, anxiety and suicidal thoughts. You can also ask to be paired to a councillor who can speak to you through …

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Oct 26

Runners up for Metamorphose’s Magazine (Volume Two)

Hello everyone, As you may have seen from my Facebook and Twitter posts, my short story The Orc is the first runner up in the Fantasy Short Story category in Metamorphose’s Magazine, issue two.

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