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I'm Geroge, and I'm from the North-East of England. I'm a writer, and I write things. That's about it really; there's not much else I can say. Have a look around at georgelthomas.com and see what I'm all about! :-D

  • Even More Confused Words

    Procrastination, my oldest nemesis, has set in once again and so in an attempt to motivate myself I’m back with ‘Even More Confused Words‘. They are: Assure, Ensure, Insure Assure: is used when you are trying to make certain of… Read More ›

  • Writer’s Block

    Many of us have struggled our way through writer’s block at one point or another. It is a condition, or rather a state of mind where the brain seems to have decided to stop cooperating and enters a sort of creative shutdown…. Read More ›

  • Further Writing Tips

    Just when you thought that there could not possibly be another single writing tip in the whole of existence left unexplored, I come along and drop another six on you! So here we go with a ‘further’ six writing tips:… Read More ›

  • Creating an Outline with Index Cards

    All you need to create your outline are 60 index cards, a pen or a marker of some sort and a large space in which to spread out the cards. This method utilises the Three Act Structure which is a useful structural… Read More ›

  • The Christmas Lights, Fantastic!

    Christmas lights, fantastic!

    Hi everyone, I hope you’re all well! This is another little piece that I wrote for a creative writing course. It is a very accurate little snapshot of what life must have been like for my parents in raising a… Read More ›

  • More Confused Words

    Hello again everyone! It’s been a rather slow morning, creatively speaking so in hopes of jumpstarting my brain, here are some more of those words which look or sound similar but have entirely different meanings. Whether, Weather Whether: is used… Read More ›

  • Why I Read

    Reading is where imagination is born

    Reading is one of my favourite things to do, particularly if I’ve had an especially stressful day. For me, there is very little that can beat the feeling of climbing into bed at night with a good book and having the… Read More ›

  • The Three Act Structure

    I’ve written before about story structure and about how I structure my own stories, but I thought that I would talk a little bit about another useful (if a bit more complicated) way of structuring your story elements, the Three Act Structure…. Read More ›

  • Creating Believable and Relatable Characters

    The first thing I think you should keep in mind during character creation is that a character doesn’t have to be realistic; they just have to be believable and relatable. What that means, for example, is that Superman, the Little Mermaid… Read More ›

  • Confused Words

    Occasionally it can be difficult to choose the correct word, and this can be compounded by the fact that so many words can look or sound the same and yet mean entirely different things. Here’s a list of some of… Read More ›