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Music, Love And Pride

Music, Love And Pride

By now you’ll have heard about the Orlando shootings. You may have been reading about them all of today and yesterday. You may have been sitting in shocked silence in front of the news. You may have been trying to contact friends and family, or warning friends at Pride events to stay safe, or wondering what this means for you as an LGBTQ person, or mourning, helpless, from the other side of the world. But I’m not really going to…

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The Hero Of Your Own Story

The Hero Of Your Own Story

In this post I’m going to talk about a few people I know in the real world. I’ve avoided all names and major identifying features, but even so, if you’re one of the people in this post and you’re uncomfortable with being mentioned, please let me know and I’ll edit it. I realise not everyone is happy to be used to illustrate a point, and had I planned this better, I would have talked to you all beforehand. Recently I’ve…

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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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Spelling Out My Taste In Books

Spelling Out My Taste In Books

My friend Engie at Musings From Neville’s Navel took part in this book tag, and although I don’t often use tags or memes on my blog, I like talking about books, so I thought I might as well take part. (This is also because I have a list of posts to write and they all look overly serious. I wanted a break.) It’s Harry Potter themed but, like all book posts, reflects my fairly eclectic reading taste. Links in this…

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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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Tragic Rewrites

Tragic Rewrites

I hear people talking about three act structure when writing, and I think about my long-term project Watching. I can’t help but wonder if I’m doing something wrong. It’s not in three acts. To break it into three acts would be a mistake, because it just doesn’t work. And then I realised, just a couple of days ago, that that’s not a bad thing. Just because it doesn’t fit 3-act structure, doesn’t mean it’s wrong. The important thing to remember is…

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“Jonty” interviews “delorfinde” – Protagonize Author Interviews

“Jonty” interviews “delorfinde” – Protagonize Author Interviews

As posted on Protagonize on Saturday 27th November. (click link to read original) Hi. I’m Jonty Stern and I’ll be interviewing delorfinde, whom I believed to be the most prolific writer here on Protagonize until she humbly corrected me. (She’s still the second most, though!) You can check out delorfinde’s profile here: http://www.protagonize.com/author/delorfinde This interview was conducted in November 2010. 1) I think I’m right in saying you’ve written more than anybody else during the time you’ve been on this…

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