Hi everyone, I have finally returned from a short hiatus, having battled with my health over the past few weeks. In light of my fight, I felt it appropriate to…

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Dialogue; for some it is an absolute joy to write but for others, the bane of their existence.  Primarily dialogue helps move the story forward, it gives realism to your…

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Writing a novel can be daunting, especially for someone attempting their first draft of their very first narrative. Many first- time writers have a misconception that the longer the book the…

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Hi everyone. Previously we have spoken about the development of characters, but we have not yet spoken about the character roles and archetypes that you may find. I will begin…

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It’s hard to believe that we are barely three months into the year and already so much has happened. South Africa goes into a nationwide lock-down for twenty one days…

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Ah. Writer’s block. The dreaded affliction that all writers will suffer from at some point, if not at many points, in their careers.We all lament those moments where the inspiration…

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Often confused, but quite different, both mood and tone are important tools in an author’s arsenal. They provide a platform from which a writer can evoke an emotional response from…

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