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Rembrandt and ‘The Conspiracy of Claudius Civilis’

By |May 27th, 2019|Categories: Art and Design, Story Telling Craft|Tags: , , , , |

Rembrandt self-portrait with Two Circles, 1660. Kenwood House, London (Wikipedia) Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn, not only produced some of the most famous artworks [...]

Show, don’t tell examples

By |May 21st, 2019|Categories: Creative Writing, Creative Writing Exercises, Story Telling Craft|Tags: , , , , , , |

Listed below are five simple examples of showing rather than telling. Number one is telling and number two is showing. If you wish to read [...]

George R.R. Martin on why he Kills Characters

By |May 20th, 2019|Categories: News and Updates|Tags: , , , , , |

Wikipedia: Henry Söderlund Here is great advice on the craft of writing from George R.R. Martin. In summary of a key point in the [...]

In the depths of the forest – I found a gently flowing waterfall

By |May 17th, 2019|Categories: Filmmaking|Tags: , , |

As well as working on my creating writing, I am a keen filmmaker and greatly enjoy videography. A walk in the woods and the discovery [...]

Keeping Your Energy High

By |May 15th, 2019|Categories: Creative Writing, Story Telling Craft, Writers and Authors|Tags: , , , , |

If you are a fiction or non-fiction writer one of the biggest obstacles to creating and finishing a good piece of written work is having [...]

Four Main Types of Writing Style

By |May 9th, 2019|Categories: Creative Writing, Story Telling Craft|Tags: , , , , |

There are four main types of writing: expository, descriptive, persuasive, and narrative. Each of these writing styles is used for a specific purpose. A single text [...]

Post on ‘Medium’ Site – The Origins of Ghosts and Famous accounts in Literature

By |April 10th, 2019|Categories: Ghosts, Mystery, Writers and Authors|Tags: , , , , |

An article (Ghosts in history and literature) I first published on this blog and then also posted on Medium has been accepted for their partner [...]

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