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Worldbuilding

Worldbuilding is an essential part of the writing process when it comes to fiction and storytelling. The ‘world’ you create for your story (or ‘story world‘ as it is also known) is where your story takes place. It is where… Read More ›

Yet More Confused Words

Hi, everyone, I’m in a creative lull at the moment, so I decided to post some more often Confused Words. Patience, Patients Patience: this word is used when talking about the ability of someone to put up with the incompetence of… Read More ›

Additional Writing Tips

In taking a break from the ever-increasing amount of research I need for my current project, I decided to research some more writing tips.  This way I can shift focus and give my brain a little break while still staying in… Read More ›

The Hero’s Journey

The Hero’s journey is a widespread form of story structure derived from mythologist Joseph Campell’ s ‘Monomyth’ from his book The Hero with a Thousand Faces, which was originally published in 1949 There are twelve steps, and as you go… Read More ›

Writing Flash Fiction

For those who don’t know, Flash fiction or the short-short story as it is also known, is a type of fiction writing that relies on brevity and can be read – or written I suppose – in a flash. Surprisingly, at least… Read More ›

Writing Short Stories

The first thing you should know before you begin to write a short story is: start in the middle! You might well be throwing your hands up in exasperation right now and saying to yourself, ‘well that’s just madness! Why would you… Read More ›