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Digital Marketing The Possibilities Are Endless

  Recently I joined in the Futurelearn Digital Marketing Course. Why you might ask? Well, I figure that any help that I can get to help me get my book published has to be worth investigating. And,  I’m a bit of … Continue reading

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Modishness of Ladies – Literature of the English Country Rose

  In the ‘good old days’  ladies would entertain and admit gentlemen into their bed chambers,which were grand affairs, with large sitting rooms. They might even wear glamorous negligees, whilst entertaining!  There is an old worldly charm in this. But I can’t … Continue reading

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Characterisation: The Bedrock Of Any Novel

In the Futurelearn Start Writing Fiction course we looked at Josip Novakovich’s methods of Characterisation: Here is my summary of Novakovich’s methods:   This looks a bit like me, with my glasses on! Except no grey hair yet, well none … Continue reading

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A Fully Loaded Balloon of a Character

In the Futurelearn Start Writing Fiction course we’ve now moved on to Finding and Developing Fictional Characters, so I thought I would share with you some writing nuggets of wisdom. We have been studying Josip Novakovitch’s methods of finding and … Continue reading

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Hooked by Lines and Images

This sounds like I’m going fishing and in a way I am. I’m searching for that illusive first line of a great story. In the Futurelearn Open University course we touched upon sources of inspiration: lines and images. I got … Continue reading

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Writing Characters – Cowpat Man

Futurelearn Start Writing Fiction Course 4.9 Writing Character. Let’s have another look at my roughly sketched farmer, Cowpat man, maybe I can do something with this guy. His hair is trashed but who knows maybe he has potential. If you … Continue reading

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Mantra For Authors: Editing Is My Friend

A mantra for all authors, editing is my friend, editing is my friend. Welcome new friend. Let’s hope we enjoy a long and happy relationship. Editing is such an important process. Read over what you’ve written, edit. Then take a … Continue reading

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Futurelearn – Free online courses.

Futurelearn. Start Writing Fiction Course. I started this free on-line course at the end of April. There are a wide array of courses to choose from. “At FutureLearn, we want to inspire learning for life. We offer a diverse selection of … Continue reading

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