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Using Scrivener to create your Author pen name

Using Scrivener to create your Author pen name

Not sure if anyone has done this before, but I've discovered the Scrivener name generator is brilliant for coming up with Author pen names. Select either gender, Forename initials only, and choose 2 initials from the dropdown. Punch the Generate Names button and skim...

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Best Quora Answers for Writers

Best Quora Answers for Writers

Quora is a writers paradise. Why? Because all the responses to weird and wonderful questions are supplied by people that have the answers. What's more, the crowd vote up the best ones by the most credible sources. For that reason, you can be sure of a great research...

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6 solid examples of Show, Don’t Tell

6 solid examples of Show, Don’t Tell

I recently put together a list of examples for a Show, Don't Tell topic for my writing group, and thought I'd share them here for my own reference and other people to enjoy: We all know what it is: Telling the reader something, when you could show it instead. I've...

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Demystifying the creative writing process

Demystifying the creative writing process

I have changed the strap line for Credibleink.com to 'Demystifying the creative writing process.' Whoa, hold up there, Mark. Don't you need to be a skilled professional/teacher to become an authority on a craft such as this?  No. You just need to know a little more...

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Logging my learning process

I want to write up a full 'mission' for this site, which involves documenting my working process and the things I intend to systematically repeat for future stories and books. I am learning so much, so quickly, that I fear if I don't write it all down, then I will...

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Story Outline, Structure and Line-edits

Story Outline, Structure and Line-edits

Ok, I've just finished my first revision of my story, and the 'revision' consisted of spelling, grammar, punctuation, and any obvious story inconsistencies. Does that equal line-edits? I haven't changed any of the story, so maybe not. So with this complete, I started...

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Editing in cycles

Editing in cycles

I've recently discovered cycling. Editing in cycles to be precise. Monica Leonelle's book Write Better Faster got me on to this. Which is interesting because out of the whole book about, well, writing faster, the bit I recall the most is about cycling. What is...

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After #nanowrimo: editing in public

After #nanowrimo: editing in public

(Photo by Nic's events ) I have resisted editing any of my Nanowrimo works. I have only touched one of my drafts and that was only to remove all over-writing and find the story. I ended up with a draft a third of the size. Feeling dejected, I have touched that one...

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I’m 3500 words away from #nanowrimo win!

Yes! After a messy couple of days which were completely dominated by a pet (guinea pig) being diagnosed with cancer, and having to urgently find a new (extremely secondhand) car, I have just about caught up with my word-count. I had only fallen behind by two days, but...

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Using #Nanowrimo for fiction craft good

Using #Nanowrimo for fiction craft good

So I'm nearing the end of my nanowrimo 2015 experience and I'm going to finish this year! However, I'm still well aware of creating a crappy story. The rushed, 1667 words, approach definitely produces 'suck' every time. This is down to my planning being almost...

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Nanowrimo progress: 250k words written

Nanowrimo progress: 250k words written

This is going well. Well = cranking out the words, and losing control of my planned story in favour of a brand new plot. Check out my stats so far. I was really surprised to see that I've reached the 250k total words recently. This pushes my nano catalogue up to 5...

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My lack of writing progress

My lack of writing progress

So, despite lots and lots of willing, I'm not writing. Actually I am writing, but I'm writing in pieces and not one continuous thing. Here's a few of my excuses: I don't have time I'm knackered after work I don't have the (writing) space I don't have a good story (and...

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(Yes, being an author is as exciting as it appears in the movies!)

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I build websites and publish books for others and myself. This is my creative outlet as an Author.

11 yrs of time travel!