Anglo Saxons in battle
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Anglo Saxon Exceptionalism

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

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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.’ and it includes…

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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 not being sneaky,…

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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, the main character,…

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To my horror

This piece of writing seemed fine at first but when I edited it I saw that it didn’t make sense,…

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Scene breaks overkill

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

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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…

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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…

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To be or not to be pedantic

t’s easy to be concerned about people who are pedantic – who are constantly finding minor faults, when you’re writing….

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Honey I shrunk the comma!

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