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How would your hero react to a catastrophic event?

I’ve been away for a few weeks and out of contact with the ‘rest of the world’.  Coming home I found myself glued to the telly as I watched the floods unfold in Queensland and now in my home state … Continue reading

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National Novel Writing Month…

It is the month of November and I have been attempting to do NaNoWriMo – the amazing event where a writer taps away at the computer non-stop for the entire month of November and writes at least 50,000 words of … Continue reading

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Theme versus premise – is there a difference?

Your story must have a premise.  The premise is the core, or if you like, the frame upon which all else is built.  The premise is often called the theme but in fact, they are two totally different things.  For … Continue reading

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The elements of story telling — here’s why you need them all:

As I mentioned in my last post a compelling story must contain the basic elements of story telling.  But what exactly is a story? In its simplest form a story is a sentence containing: subject / verb / object cow … Continue reading

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Writing the next novel – an author’s take on the process…

I’m embarking on writing the second novel in a trilogy.  The first, Mis’ka: Rite of Ascension, was published in June 2010.  Although the story stands alone — meaning that the story is complete — it had subplots (or story threads) … Continue reading

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