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Voices in Writing

Last week I blogged about creating layers in fiction – and the more I think about it, this is the way forward for me. I feel a style emerging that is personal to the way I write when emotion is involved. This week I want to talk about voices in writing (is this an unintended…

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PRU Positive

This week I want to talk about PRUs – having just read an interesting post (special needs jungle) by David Mills, Executive Principal of the Phoenix and Seven Hills Academies. Mr Mills is right to suggest that Pupil Referral Units (PRUs) have a negative connotation that is often far from the positive experiences of many…

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Creating Layers in Fiction

Last week I blogged about creating word pictures – which is quite a challenge for fiction writers. I’ve been working on my children’s story and some interesting thoughts about the way I write have occurred to me so I thought I would pass them on. I had a touch of the dreaded writers’ block this…

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Mastery in Writing

This week I want to explore two key questions about writing. Firstly, is the quality of writing based solely on grammar? Secondly, how does creative writing, for example, in stories, differ from other forms of writing – and when is it okay to break the rules of grammar? How does grammar feature in the quality…

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Creating Word Pictures – NANOWRIMO

How are we all doing with NANOWRIMO? Me? Could be better. Let’s just say, I’m a few words behind my target. If I include twice weekly blogs in my overall count up – it gets a bit better. But I am inspired. And that’s the main thing. Inspiration must fire up imagination. So we could…

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