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The Craft of Plot (Coursera) Week Three Assignment

Week three has certainly kept me out of mischief, I have a terrible habit of making short stories too 'big' for the word count and think I've done it again, but ho hum. It's done now (after two days, on and off, of working on it). So, week three was all about 'scene,'...

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Coursera: The Craft of Plot

Despite being super busy with all my editing, I have decided to revisit the basics and signed up to Coursera's 'The Craft of Plot,' which is a four-week course being taught by Brando Skyhorse, a creative writing professor at Wesleyan University. The course examines...

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Advertising and Amazon and stats

This is one of those posts where I witter on about my favourite subject - stats. I love them. Can't get enough of them. So imagine my excitement last night when I clicked on a teensy weensy arrow in my Amazon affiliate area and it told me just how many times the...

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How exciting – A letter from America…

Yes, that's right, I got a letter from America, well, technically, it was a package - a book to be precise - but not just any book - Oh, no. This is a book I helped edit. I 'met' the author, R.R.Virdi, in a Facebook writing group when I was starting out editing. In...

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Emotion Amplifiers

Anyone I edit for will have heard me wittering on about a book called the Emotion Thesaurus (and if you haven't you will - trust me on that). In my opinion this book is a must have for any writer of fiction. Once upon a time my characters went a little overboard with...

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The ‘something new’ is going well

My new way of working - on paper - is producing some great results, so much so that's I've stocked up on black printer ink and A4 white paper. I've also thrown something else into the mix - a couple of programs that will help me develop, analyse, and, in a nutshell,...

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End of an era…

It's been a long and drawn out process (mainly because I kept changing my mind about what degree to take), but I am pleased to report, that at 1pm, yesterday afternoon, I completed my English Literature BA (Hons) degree. After nine months of studying Shakespeare, and...

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February editing plans

I've been a little tied up since the start of the year with University coursework and assignments. The last module of my degree is certainly intense, we're reading and studying a Shakespeare play every two weeks, with an assignment every four. Still, enough about...

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