Category: Writing articles
Articles about writing, including writing techniques, use of English, grammar and spelling,
To my horror
This piece of writing seemed fine at first but when I edited it I saw that it didn’t make sense,…
Scene breaks overkill
Scene breaks are a way of separating scenes in novels, to distinguish the end of one scene and the beginning…
Are you ready now?
Or are you now ready? This was a pretty interesting exercise in how to use your writing skills, and it…
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 on social media…
How to avoid repetitive writing
How to avoid using the same word too often, and in too close proximity to the next instance of it.
How to avoid repetitious writing
A way of avoiding repetitive writing, with examples from a novel.
How to get started in freelance journalism and photojournalism
How to get started in freelance writing
How to solve an awkward, long winded and old fashioned piece of writing
Just a use of English problem and how to solve it, that might be useful for someone else who is…
American civil war spy problem solved
How to use a description which might not have been in use during the period you are writing about?
Writing about horses in historical fiction
Writing historical fiction can involve taking a step back in time to an earlier age of transport, such as travelling…