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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 and see what I'm all about! :-D

  • 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 ›

  • Even More Writing Tips

    I had this post in my head, and it was distracting me from my work so I figured I would just get it out of my system. I didn’t actually realise that I knew so much about writing, though as… Read More ›

  • Building a Story

    In my post about Story Structure, I talked about the six main elements or structural points I use on Freytag’s Pyramid. Here are those points with a brief description (as I understand them) of what they are: Exposition This is the… Read More ›

  • Story Structure

    Freytag's Pyramid

    I used to hate the words ‘story structure’. I had always tried to ignore the concept and just ‘do my own thing’, writing whatever came into my head, or ‘pantsing’ if you will. I regarded the idea of forcing my… Read More ›

  • More Writing Tips

    In procrastinating a dreaded revision of my current project, I have decided to write a follow-up to my previous post Writing Tips. After all, I’m always learning and finding out new ways of doing things and some of the information I post… Read More ›

  • Working with an Outline

    I had always been one of those people who could pick up a pad of paper and a pencil and start writing, going with the flow of whatever happened to appear on the page. The problem was that I would… Read More ›

  • Why I Write

    I have always loved to write. Even from the age of about five or six, I would rewrite my favourite fairy tales in my own words and try to invent different endings for them. The story of Goldilocks and the… Read More ›

  • Writing Tips

    Writing can be hard work, especially if you’re a beginner, so I thought I would share some of the tips that I have picked up from various places over the years in my attempts to hone my skill. So here… Read More ›