Archive for May 2016

The Axeman Cometh How Your Local Psychopath Can Help with Character Creation by Nicholas Corder

May 31st, 2016 | By

According to Margaret Atwood, writers are like jackdaws – ‘we steal the shiny bits, and build them into the structures of our own disorderly nests’. This piece is all about a shiny bit I came across and hope that you might also find it useful as a starting point for building your own disorderly nest.

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Astro-characters: players on the stage of life by Judy Hall

May 15th, 2016 | By

All writers want to create compelling and believable characters – and they can with just a smidgen of astrological know-how. The zodiac signs are instantly recognisable archetypes with which a reader can identify, which is why I wrote Astro-characters: creating compelling fictional characters with astrology. Along with ‘crib sheets’, the book offers in-depth astrological profiles

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Turning Rejections into an Acceptance

May 2nd, 2016 | By

When I started writing for the food, health and gardening markets it was a rocky road, littered with disappointment and rejection. But fortunately, with perseverance and determination, I’ve since sold thousands of articles to publishers across the globe. One thing I have learnt to do however, is master the art of turning rejections into opportunities,

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