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Two good blogs I’ve read.

Melissa Donovan has a very good article on whether or not writers should “write what they know” here. Kate George drew my attention to this article on the six-stage Hollywood plot structure. Hollywood movies go in distinct stages, with a … Continue reading

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Photos at La Trobe Uni (for the article on the Afghan member of parliament Malalai Joya, scroll down)

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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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Donald Mass Writing Prompts

 A fiend from San Diego kindly collated the writing tips that Donal Maass (Well Known Literary agent) has been sending out as tweets. Here they are collated: 01 What’s the worst thing your MC does? Whom and how does that … Continue reading

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