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Strengthening your writing via stimuli.

Writing stimuli. What gave you that sudden idea that made you urgently scribble it down? It’s worth exploring. The power of olfactory stimuli in activating memory is well known. But it’s much harder to ‘dream up’ a smell that might affect the character in your story, than it is a sound[…]

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Title Optional

Struggling to find the right title? A writer recently remarked that she had difficulty in thinking of titles. I thought I’d concoct a list for beginner writers allowing use for different genres. Let me know if you like this kind of post. It can be taken seriously or not. Who[…]

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Winning Writing

This lovely image is Iranian. I like playing Scrabble, but I’m not competitive. The challenge presented by the board in hand and the variety of options, limitations placed upon moves is sufficient. Sometimes the layout feels like an art form. It’s fun to enliven the game further by restraints such[…]

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The detail in writing fiction

It is often the tiny detail that remains in the reader’s mind and catapults him into the imaginary world the writer tries to create. I’ve used Jonathan Wolstenholme‘s painting to portray a focus on detail. Minute detail is the interest in another post featuring cross-fertilization. The collector uses detail to[…]

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Translated fiction. Peru: a little-known aspect.

Review of Malambo by Lucía Charún-Illescas, published by Swan Isle Press The Rimac river, Peru. It is always a pleasure to hold a book with an artistic dustcover, printed on quality paper. Further, there has been insufficient translation of Latin American works into English and I admire the initiative of non-profit presses[…]

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Stuck with your fiction writing?

Getting un-stuck. There are times when writers need to refresh. You need help in getting un-stuck? The novel had been going well but suddenly writing comes to a halt. Either you keep taking too many breaks, or find yourself re-doing the same section, or you sit staring at the screen[…]

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