Start from the heart of the story Many writers will tell you that the beginning of a book is the trickiest part of a book to write. There is so much in your head that there is a danger of faffing around trying to explain too much. So why not make it easy on yourself […]
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‘Home and away’ is a classic type of plot often found in fairy tales and ancient sagas. Master of fables Hans Christian Anderson often used it. If you’re thinking of writing a story about a hero who goes off and saves the world then the ‘home and away’ style could be for you. The style […]
You’ve probably heard of William Shakespeare. Born in Tudor England, Shakespeare was a famous playwright and poet. Arguably he was one of the greatest writers ever – the word ‘wordsmith’ might have been invented for him. His plays took people away from the everyday horrors of his era including the plague and the attack of […]
Have you submitted a story into the Epic Hall of Fame yet? If not you’ve got a week to get it together before we send the new one live on Sept 1st. http://www.epichalloffame.co.uk
Whether you’re writing The Lord of the Rings or a collection of poems about zombie turnips, you need to think about who you writing for. When I’m taking to writers in schools my heart sinks if well-meaning teachers or librarians ask me ‘Who is your target audience for Spartapuss?’ I hate the phrase ‘target audience’. […]
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When I was a child, I often read books that weren’t considered to be children’s books. So I thought it would be good to post about some writers that aren’t considered particularly kid-friendly but are geniuses. Everyone is at a different stage with their reading but you might want to check out some of these […]