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Thinking Is The Hardest Part Of Writing

Thinking Is The Hardest Part Of Writing

The most exhausting aspect of writing is how much thinking it involves. Recently I’ve been working on a second draft of my novel Bloodied Wings, trying to resolve some structural problems and improve the plot as well as working generally on character and prose. It’s taken me possibly longer than any other book, due to a period of writer’s block in the middle and the constraints of university on my time: I started the draft on the first of November,…

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Sass, Character, And A Good Dose Of Tragedy (TCWT)

Sass, Character, And A Good Dose Of Tragedy (TCWT)

It’s time for the Teens Can Write Too! blog chain for this month, and the theme is beginnings and endings: the question simply “What are your favourite book beginnings and endings?” I’m just going to apologise before I start — this might not be my most coherent post because I’m shattered from shopping all afternoon. Yes, I know, me and shopping aren’t exactly bosom friends. But hey, I now own Moomin pyjamas, so who’s the real winner here? Let’s start…

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A New Hope

A New Hope

Remember I was talking about the five-act structure used in tragedies in my last post? Act Four is the one that interests me. More than that: how act four is described in that particular definition interests me. (It’s not my definition. I found it online somewhere and I’m a bad person for not sourcing it.) “tension is heightened by false hopes/fears. If it’s a tragedy, it looks like the Hero can be saved. If not, then it looks like all…

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