Tag: writing

14
Apr
2021
Posted in Writing articles

Anglo Saxon Exceptionalism

We sometimes hear about ‘American Exceptionalism,’ but what about ‘Anglo Saxon Exceptionalism?’

16
Oct
2020
Posted in Writing articles

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.’…

26
Apr
2020
Posted in Writing articles

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
Posted in Writing articles

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,…

08
Sep
2019
Posted in Writing articles

To my horror

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

01
Aug
2019
Posted in Writing articles

Scene breaks overkill

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

09
Sep
2018
Posted in Writing articles

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…

09
Jul
2018
Posted in Writing articles

Writing about horses in historical fiction

Writing historical fiction can involve taking a step back in time to an earlier age of transport,…

02
Jul
2018
Posted in Writing articles

To be or not to be pedantic

t’s easy to be concerned about people who are pedantic – who are constantly finding minor faults,…

12
Jun
2018
Posted in Writing articles

Honey I shrunk the comma!

Sometimes using a comma in the wrong place can create an unintended and pretty humorous result, which…