Writing Techniques

The place to exchange thoughts and ask for help on writing technique
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Normal Topic Editing timelines
Started By Gemstar
5 88
Just a thought... If you edit one timeline and then the other ...View
Latest poster: Squidge 11 days ago
Normal Topic Great series of podcasts on the writing craft
Started By Philippa
9 170
Ah, that's better. Thank you. The top link is the one I wanted. It seems ...View
Latest poster: Hil 1 month ago
Normal Topic Chapter length?
Started By Willow
27 914
I don't think there is an exact rule but I personally prefer ...View
Latest poster: Lio 2 months ago
Normal Topic A Question of Tense
Started By L.
2 131
Thanks Philippa, this is exactly what I needed. You're correct those ...View
Latest poster: L. 2 months ago
Normal Topic Advice on court proceedings
Started By Philippa
8 172
Thanks Seagreen, that's brilliant. I'm DMing you xView
Latest poster: Philippa 3 months ago
Normal Topic Use of a real public personality in a story
Started By L.
5 199
Thanks Spi - I’ll definitively get working on it, I just need to do some ...View
Latest poster: L. 3 months ago
Normal Topic Writers Toolbox
Started By cookiemonster
1 115
emmadarwin.typepad.com Top right of the home page is a 'toolkit'. ...View
Latest poster: Kate 3 months ago
Normal Topic Translations in the footnote
Started By Laura N
14 216
Going back to your ealier questions - I agree that the use of footnotes or ...View
Latest poster: BellaM 3 months ago
Normal Topic Cliche vs Idiom. Are they the same?
Started By neocrimson
7 258
I seem to remember the late great Terry Pratchett writing something in one ...View
Latest poster: T B Carter 4 months ago
Normal Topic Improving characterisation
Started By A.R. Carpenter
16 452
I was recently re-introduced to the magic of flashcards. During ...View
Latest poster: Zoey141 4 months ago
Normal Topic Feel emotions
Started By katie
6 448
You can use as much or as little as you like, it's all just a rehash of ...View
Latest poster: TheWeyMan 5 months ago
Normal Topic Paper or plastic?
Started By TheWeyMan
10 427
Correcting manuscript by hand is more immediate and yes - it can make a ...View
Latest poster: Penworthy 5 months ago
Normal Topic Nods to your favourite books and mentioning corporations
Started By T B Carter
4 305
Our own dear Moira (I have forgotten her screen name) has recently had a ...View
Latest poster: BellaM 6 months ago
Normal Topic Help writing a short story
Started By Mark
5 418
Hi Mark, Here's some courses you might consider: ...View
Latest poster: Philippa 6 months ago
Normal Topic Dual POV
Started By Philippa
4 435
Thanks, L. Much appreciated.View
Latest poster: Philippa 7 months ago
Normal Topic Spinning Plates
Started By MosquitoFB6
11 534
Just came across an app called Scrivener which allows situations like ...View
Latest poster: Casey 7 months ago
Normal Topic Transfering Scrivener from laptop to Mac
Started By Philippa
3 342
I have a similar but different question. I swing between Scrivener (great ...View
Latest poster: Casey 7 months ago
Normal Topic Describing a face...
Started By Benjamin86
15 583
I believe you can tell a person by their face. I have met several ...View
Latest poster: fudgetusk 8 months ago
Normal Topic Chapter Length
Started By Anna
13 551
I try to give myself a lower limit for chapter length, as I occasionally ...View
Latest poster: K.S. Crooks 9 months ago
Normal Topic oops
Started By jkdavies
0 382
please delete, created by mistakeView
Latest poster: jkdavies 9 months ago
Normal Topic Switching tense in a novel
Started By JeanieD
39 937
JT, that sounds pretty much like what I've been trying to do: getting the ...View
Latest poster: JeanieD 9 months ago
Normal Topic Can reading poor-quality fiction help your writing?
Started By Gus
15 516
As an earlier post said, I agree that the educational benefits of reading ...View
Latest poster: Gus 9 months ago
Normal Topic Those asterisks.
Started By newbie author
11 420
Oh yes, I see that, EmmaD! Thank you for all your valuable tips, great ...View
Latest poster: newbie author not the real Newbie 9 months ago
Normal Topic What is narrative non-fiction?
Started By Penworthy
9 436
Definitely. Loved 'Vulcan 607'View
Latest poster: Daedalus 9 months ago
Normal Topic Has anyone use Beemgee?
Started By Undiscovered Adventures
0 368
Hi All, Has anyone use Beemgee? It's an online tools for authors ...View
Latest poster: Undiscovered Adventures 10 months ago