Writing Category

App Review: Writer Tools

As I’ve said before, finding a decent app for planning and writing your novel is no mean feat. But I think I may have come pretty close to it with Writer Tools* for Android by AJP-Tools.

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Blogging and Novel Writing

This week’s post will be rather introspective, specifically focusing on the challenges of running this blog while also trying to write a novel. I do hope, however, that if you’re a novelist yourself, perhaps considering starting a blog of your own, that it might also provide you with food for thought.

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7 Useful Posts on Fiction and Writing

I have scoured WordPress for the last few days, searching out some of the most useful, entertaining or insightful posts on the subject of story writing and have compiled them here for your enjoyment.

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7 Websites To Help You Procrastinate

If you want to waste time online without having to listen to all your acquaintances broadcasting their opinions that nobody cares about then you’ve come to the right place. I have scoured the internet looking for websites that you can waste your entire writing session on without having to interact with another human being anywhere else on the internet.

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How To Write When Time Is Short

Good writing takes time. That’s why it’s so important to write frequently and regularly.

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5 Basic Star Trek Plots

I have compiled this list of five basic Star Trek plots to help you on your way to writing a traditional, cheesy Star Trek story.

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On Character Traits

Let your reader get to know Dave by experiencing Dave, not simply being told about Dave.

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Juggling Multiple Writing Projects

You’re committed. Dedicated. Come what may, you’re getting this novel done, just by plodding along one word at a time.

Plod, plod… plod…

But then suddenly:
‘I say! Who’s that smokin’ hot piece of brand new idea?’

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Pants, Plants and Plans: A Beginner’s Guide

If you’re struggling with whatever method comes naturally to you, it may be time to try a different approach. And so, what follows is my own concise analysis of each approach, comparing pros and cons as evenly as I can. 

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Not Sure Where To Begin With Your Story? Try Free Writing.

Free writing is a time honoured prewriting technique which works by encouraging the writer to write without fear of criticism or failure for a set period of time.

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