Being a “Real” Writer
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Being a “Real” Writer

Unfortunately, it’s very easy to take a “guilty until proven innocent” standpoint when questioning the authenticity of someone’s identity as a writer, especially your own. I mean, everyone knows real writers write every single day using a typewriter, never use the word “said”, got published first try, have read the entire works of Shakespeare backwards … Continue reading

How NOT to write: Allergies
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How NOT to write: Allergies

Following the Peter Rabbit movie’s allergy bullying scene, allergies have been a hot conversation topic. While some people can’t fully grasp the terrifying nature of this scene, this just exposes a deeper issue. Like many other health issues and disabilities, there isn’t enough understanding of food allergies, despite the 21 million people in the UK alone … Continue reading

Becoming Cultured
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Becoming Cultured

Whether real or fictional, cultures create a point of reference for your character’s thoughts and feelings. If you’ve ever been abroad, you’ll probably have spotted the differences in other cultures straight away. Even countries with similar backgrounds or origins will have developed clear differences. So how can you construct a culture that affects your varied … Continue reading