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Bite Size Writing Tips

If you’re writing something funny, don’t over-explain the humour. It’s very easy to feel as if you have to explain exactly why something is funny. You don’t. Keeping it brief and to the point will ensure the humour comes through. … Continue reading

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Bite Size Writing Tips

The End… Are you struggling to bring your story to a close? Make sure you don’t over-explain your ending e.g. in a crime story, when you reveal who killed the victim, don’t feel as if you have to explain exactly … Continue reading

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Bite Size Writing Tips

Writing Anniversary/Seasonal Pieces Every day marks the anniversary of when someone famous died or when a unique invention first came to light. General interest magazines often feature this sort of article. Additionally, depending on who the person is or what … Continue reading

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Bite Size Writing Tips

Watch TV And Be Inspired! In many houses, the TV is the focal point of the room and we spend a lot of our relaxation time watching it. Visit your local newsagents and you’ll see a lot of shelf space … Continue reading

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Bite Size Writing Tips

Using The Five Senses In Your Story Sight and sound are often used to bring a scene to life and for impacting upon the tone of a story. But the senses of smell, touch and taste can also affect a … Continue reading

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Bite Size Writing Tips

Need inspiration for how to open a short story? Dialogue is a great tool:  “Leave me alone! I hate you and I’ll never forgive you,” she spat, her lips quivering.   “I’m sorry. I didn’t know. It wasn’t my fault,” … Continue reading

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Bite Size Writing Tips

You can do it anywhere! Not many of us have the luxury of becoming a full-time writer as soon as we start out. Instead, it’s a case of snatching hours and minutes here and there in between the day job … Continue reading

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