Monthly Archive: September 2014

Sep 30

I am Pilgrim by Terry Hayes

 I am Pilgrim by Terry Hayes I am Pilgrim by Terry Hayes is the best thriller that I have read in a long time. It is a stunning first novel, clearly begging for the film rights to be snapped up, which is hardly surprising as the author´s background is in screen writing. It is actually …

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Sep 26

From Writer to Author in Easy Steps – Part 3. Quality Control

 From Writer to Author in Easy Steps- Part 3. Quality Control   by successful author of the Tom Caton Detective Fiction Series: Bill Rogers     Click here for Part 1 Part 3. Quality Control   Congratulations. You’ve finished! Only you haven’t. Not quite. There are two essential processes to go through before you unleash …

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Sep 21

Looking at one scene in your writing

Looking at one scene in your writing.   Group Session Discuss briefly: How much can you tell about a story/novel from looking at one scene in your writing, chosen at random? How important is it to keep the genre, period, main character(s) always in focus ? Instructions: Write a short scene from a longer story. …

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Sep 10

The Casual Vacancy by J K Rowling

The Casual Vacancy by J K Rowling The Casual Vacancy by J K Rowling is an adult novel that tackles real issues and knits together a rich portrait of small town life. The village of Pagford seems to have such an idealised picture of itself that it wishes to preserve its exclusivity from contamination by …

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Sep 05

Using what we learn in the Writing Group

Using what we learn in the Writing Group   We want to feel that we are using what we learn in the Writing Group, not just practising the skills we pick out in the session but bringing into play those that we have focused on in previous weeks. Homework: It would be useful to ask …

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