When exactly can one call themselves an Author?

Yesterday I had a strange email arrive which I couldn’t quite believe. I thought it was a mistake, I dreaded the message behind the Subject line and reluctantly clicked on it. Before I tell you what was in that email, let me step back and tell you why this email was important. As you know …

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Blatant Self Promotion

CredibleInk is on instagram! Yes. Blatant, unashamed, self promotion alert. Go here: instagram.com/credibleinkmark and follow me! Why should you follow? Because you’ll get to find out more about me, my writing woes, and you’ll see how to do Instagram for writers! Here’s my top tips for Writers using Instagram (scroll down if you want to see …

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Tips for Writing Realistic Skateboard Fiction Stories

[Last updated: 27th January 2020] What is skateboard fiction exactly? Skateboard fiction is a story which centers around the actions and events of skateboarders. The skateboarding world holds Truth dear to its heart (Did he make it? Did she land it? Where’s the footage? If not, do it again, etc.) and Lies far from it. …

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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 lose it. So far my process …

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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 analysing my story and thinking about more structural edits. Now, I know …

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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 non-existent. My premise for this story was: skaters leave a …

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