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My Internet History Could Get Me Arrested (TCWT)

My Internet History Could Get Me Arrested (TCWT)

It’s not even a surprise when I’m late for my TCWT posts anymore, is it? Since I don’t have a regular blogging schedule and I’m not used to having to write something on a particular day, it is super easy to completely forget. Especially when the 23rd was the day after my exams and I was celebrating by sleeping all morning and going to see Star Trek in the evening. (We need the email schedule back. Seriously. I’m too useless…

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Writing Ultimatums (TCWT)

Writing Ultimatums (TCWT)

This post was supposed to go up on the 5th, which for anyone not keeping count was last Friday. (It was last Friday even if you were keeping count — Xuan from St Mall’s would be reprimanding my use of the conditional there.) And I don’t even have a good excuse. I didn’t do anything on Friday. Admittedly, I’ve been in Scotland since then, traipsing around St Andrews and Aberdeen and Glasgow and driving through landscapes that resemble Middle Earth,…

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The Letter Of The Law (TCWT)

The Letter Of The Law (TCWT)

Write a letter to an antagonist. That’s what we were asked to do for TCWT this month. You know what was the hardest bit? Choosing a character who actually IS an antagonist — or rather, finding a character who was an antagonist, but fully developed enough that I cared to write a letter to them. Today is World Book Day, and I’m dressed as Éponine (pictures to come, if anyone is interested). So, let’s continue with the Les Misérables theme…

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Wearing The Indie Cape (TCWT)

Wearing The Indie Cape (TCWT)

Sorry for posting late, guys. Hope you didn’t miss me too much.  (Also, you have no idea how many times I attempted to write / publish this post, only to be stymied by the computers crashing on me. Damn these school computers and their outdated Firefox…) This month’s Teens Can Write Too! prompt is part of our ‘month of the indie’ — celebrating self-published and small press authors. Therefore, we’ve been asked to “Choose one self-published book to read, then…

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A Burst Of Light (TCWT)

A Burst Of Light (TCWT)

Had you read that one book you might also have known How the world can be changed in just one burst of light And what was right seems wrong, and what was wrong seems right… Okay, I’m paraphrasing Les Mis. Always a good start to a post, right? (Do not feel free to disagree.) Given that I’m hosting this months Teens Can Write Too! blog chain, it’s just as well I checked last night to see whether my post date…

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Forgotten Genres (TCWT)

Forgotten Genres (TCWT)

So. Guess what I was supposed to do on the 8th. That’s right, I completely missed my turn for the Teens Can Write Too blog chain, being under the mistaken impression (though I don’t know why) that I was due to write on the 12th. Since they have ceased to send us a schedule via email, it was not until I checked the site this morning to remember what the prompt actually was that I realised I should have written…

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A Thousand Lives Without Leaving Yours*

A Thousand Lives Without Leaving Yours*

Fellow writers, know this: you will never get to experience all of the things your characters experience. And if you’re anything like me, you’re probably thinking thank goodness for that, since, you know, I write tragedies. But there is one major problem here. If you have no idea what it’s like to be in their situation, how are you meant to write about it? This is something I’ve thought about for a while because many people’s reason for discounting teenage writers is that…

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Chaotic Beginnings (TCWT)

Chaotic Beginnings (TCWT)

What are you writing for NaNoWriMo? Briefly explain how this book idea come about. Then write a mock first page for the novel. That’s what the TCWT blog chain want to know this month, and in the past I would have found this more than easy. I mean, until recently my novel was fully planned – I knew my characters, I knew who the murderer was, and I knew a whole load about how it was opening and developing throughout…

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Failure Doesn’t Happen

Failure Doesn’t Happen

Failure isn’t something that happens. Failure is our judgement on something that happens. You look at something, and you think, “I failed at that.” Even though you did better than your friend. Because you know you could have done better than that if you’d just worked harder or spent more time on it or remembered to save the document before you closed down the computer. If you write a book, and it stays on your computer and nobody ever reads…

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Setting It Down (TCWT)

Setting It Down (TCWT)

Before I start this month’s TCWT blog chain, I’d like to apologise to John and Allegra, whose stories from last month I have not yet commented on. I intend to do so this weekend or this afternoon! And if any of you are thinking that the chain has come around quickly, I was at the end of it last time and now I’m near the beginning. So it’s only been a couple of weeks. “How much does setting affect your novels…

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