Category: Writing articles

Articles about writing, including writing techniques, use of English, grammar and spelling,

16
Oct
2020
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How to use an ancient language in a novel part 2

This is part two of a series called ‘How to use an ancient language in a novel.’…

02
Oct
2020
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How to use an ancient language in a novel

How to use an ancient language when writing a novel in modern English.

26
Apr
2020
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How to avoid writing about a ‘banned’ topic

Here’s one way of ethically avoiding mentioning the corona virus if you’re writing a novel. ‘Ethically’ means…

30
Mar
2020
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When it isn’t okay to say okay

Writing Plague Doctor Three (and Plague Doctor Two) created a few problems. Linguistic and cultural problems. Rylee,…

09
Jan
2020
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How to chill to an ambiguous word

That embarrassing moment when you realise that you’ve written a word that can also mean something else….

11
Dec
2019
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First, do no harm

It’s easy to be contemptous of history, contemptous of historical figures, to mock certain military generals for…

08
Sep
2019
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To my horror

This piece of writing seemed fine at first but when I edited it I saw that it…

01
Aug
2019
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Scene breaks overkill

Scene breaks are a way of separating scenes in novels, to distinguish the end of one scene…

20
Jun
2019
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Are you ready now?

Or are you now ready? This was a pretty interesting exercise in how to use your writing…

04
Jun
2019
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Shooting a promotional video for a historical novel

Just a few thoughts on shooting a promotional video to publicise a historical novel and posting it…