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The Editing Cycle #12 – We Can’t All Be Batman 7

The Editing Cycle #12 – We Can’t All Be Batman

  “I’m whatever Gotham needs me to be.” ~Batman We Can’t All Be Batman In this week’s edition of The Editing Cycle, we take a closer look at the boundary between learning or copying...

Fiction Focus- First, Second and Third Person 2

Fiction Focus- First, Second and Third Person

(My numbering goes “1,2,3,5,5,7,8,9.” I will no longer be numbering posts. I also apologise for my lengthy hiatus over the exam period). So. You’re starting off a new story, it’s exciting and thrilling but...

Fiction Focus 9- Pitfalls of Love Interests 1

Fiction Focus 9- Pitfalls of Love Interests

Ah. The love interest. The humble boy or girl standing on the sidelines of your sci-fi/fantasy story, waiting to be taken into the arms of your protagonist. It will be romantic, it will be...

Have You Thought About This? Targeting Teenage Girls 5

Have You Thought About This? Targeting Teenage Girls

(Boys, don’t feel like you have to sit this one out!) Teenage girls get a lot of stick. Anything marketed towards teenage girls, or that teenage girls like a lot, tends to get labelled...

Have You Thought About This? Relatable Characters 4

Have You Thought About This? Relatable Characters

(A quick author’s note- I’m sure you were all expecting the wise and lyrical Hannah to be writing this post but due to unforeseen circumstances, you get me instead. I will try and be...

Have You Thought About This? : Diversity in Literature 14

Have You Thought About This? : Diversity in Literature

Let’s get this out of the way. I am white. I am white and I grew up in bland Midwestern America. I love my hometown and the place that I’m from, but it’s bland...

Fiction Focus Week 8- Dystopia 2

Fiction Focus Week 8- Dystopia

This week I decided to do something a little different and talk about the word that’s on everybody’s lips at the moment: ‘dystopia.’ Its counterpart Utopia is a concept that goes back all the...

Have You Thought About This? : The Three-Pointed Balancing Act 0

Have You Thought About This? : The Three-Pointed Balancing Act

The more I review, the more a trifecta of necessary elements calls my attention and gets my mind stirring. You’ve read them. The “un-successes”. The moments of a novel that are all imagery —...

Fiction Focus Week 7- Sidekicks 2

Fiction Focus Week 7- Sidekicks

A little late this week- I almost forgot! I’m sorry! But that’s just the way of it, isn’t it? I always come back, I always deliver, if somewhat haphazardly, perhaps in a fashion you...

The Editing Cycle #6 – Plot Your Way 5

The Editing Cycle #6 – Plot Your Way

Plotting your novel is a very personal task and nobody can tell you how to do it, but in this week’s session, we’re going to explore an old favourite: the road map. We’ll be...