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Behind the Scenes with Leaps of Faith

Behind the Scenes with ‘Leaps of Faith’ The atmosphere was one of concentrated nervousness, strongly clamped down by the intention to

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Maintaining Pace

What gets readers hooked? What keeps them reading? Your story needs something that grabs the imagination from the first page, so the reader is drawn

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‘Show, Don’t Tell’  

As writers, most of us have heard the advice: ‘Show, don’t tell.’ But what does it really mean, and how can we use this guidance to improve

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Create convincing characters

If you are reading this you will probably know what type of story you are going to write and who you are going to write it for. You have the idea,

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Lynn’s marketing tips

Booklinker: The first thing I found useful was ‘Booklinker’. This takes you straight to your page on Amazon. I wanted to make a QR code and put

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Why aren’t you writing?

 I used to paint — nothing fancy or ground breaking, just the occasional watercolour copy of an old postcard or photograph. Why did I stop? My job

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Journal writing

By Lisa Kenwright Diaries and Journals Inspired by the request from the Frome Society for Local Study for volunteers to keep records during Lockdown,

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I write, therefore …

Why do I do it? I have a degree in History and postgraduate qualifications in Teaching and Archaeology. By now I could be running a chain of

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Writing through the pandemic

We could write our way through the pandemic, couldn’t we? Well, we could try. But sometimes a lack of energy, time, and all that other stuff you

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A ridiculous time to publish a book?

What a ridiculous time to publish a book, you might think: businesses furloughed, bookshops closed for months, libraries mothballed, deliveries

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Bare Bones 2

So in the first part I talked about how to strip a story back to its basic plot, taking out the emotions, setting, adjectives and leaving just four

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Bare Bones Part 1

In the March programme of Writers on Radio we focused on autobiography and family stories and I shared this method that traditional storytellers use

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