Category Archives: Literature

Good article by Kristen Lamb on tighter writing

Kristen Lamb regularly produces some blog post with excellent advice for writers on writing technique, and the use of social media for writers. here’s a re-blog on a recent post of hers.  

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My vote for the Nobel Peace Prize: the girl who defied the Taliban.

Sometimes there are people who seem to have guts and moral fibre that leave the rest of us behind. 15-year-old Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai was shot in the head and neck a year ago by the Taliban, for advocating that … Continue reading

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How many characters spoil the plot?

Last night I saw Prometheus, the supposed prequel to 1973 film Alien, with Sigourney Weaver. Frankly, the plot didn’t impress me, and the film suffered from what I suspect is a common fault in films and books: too many “main” … Continue reading

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Should novels have a “Moral”?

I recently posted this a facebook page to do with fiction writing, in response to a thread, “Do you think a fictional story should teach (or attempt to teach) a moral lesson?” Should novels ” teach a moral lesson?” Well it depends on what … Continue reading

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