Writing a large cast of characters

People sitting in an audienceYes… I am back to writing tutorials and actually getting them out on the right day! Huzzah!

So today I want to talk about large casts! By large casts I am talking about main and secondary characters (not the odd village baker passing through a random scene, never to be heard from again.)

The fantasy novel I have left floundering in a drawer (at 220,000 words… I really should get back to that) had a large cast. It followed several groups of people through numerous subplots (I promise to get to a subplot tutorial soon!) and when I eventually return to it, will have more coming in by the second book.

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Commit to Creativity

Committ to Creativity.jpgWe all have those moments, lingering senses of stagnation or apathy. The best way to get through them is to release your creativity. Everyday!

Creative people need to be creative. We need to dip into that rich, vibrant well frequently for our own sanity.

So just do something. Anything. Be creative.

You don’t need to write an opera or sculpt a life-size model of Benedict Cumberbatch (although that latter one sounds pretty fun 😉 ) 

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Guest Post: You’re Never Too Old To Learn

This week’s guest post if by the lovely Lorraine Ambers, Writer and Queen of Daydreams, who talks about who own personal experiences and how you really are, never too old to learn.

Lorraine AndrewsYou’re never too old to learn by Lorraine Ambers

Exam result time is upon us. People are waiting in angst or hope for their future endeavours. Now-a-days pupils are taught through positivity, that if you try you can succeed. This method is new. Teachers used to drill home the concept, that exam results were the pinnacle upon which success hung.  That without great grades adults would scrape the bowels of existence. Facing perils for evermore… Blah blah blah!

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Blog Hop: For the love of books

Blog hop - love of books.jpgI have had a strange relationship with books. Not only am I a writer, but I am also an avid reader. However it wasn’t always that way.

Many people seem to think that those of us who love reading had that habit since we were young. The bookworm of the family, surrounded by stories and with a larger vocabulary than most adults.

Maybe that is true for most people (I don’t know, I’m not most people), but it wasn’t me.

When I was little I actually struggled to read. Like most of the Infant and Primary schools, mine had the colour coded reading system.  Pink and red stickered books were the easy, simple books for new learners. Then it went through the rainbow getting harder with each colour category.

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8 Bad Habits

Bad Habits.jpgNo guest post today so I thought I would give you a little post about me.

If you enjoyed my post  “I am Bad at Being an Adult” then I hope you enjoy this sequel :p

As well as being a pretty rubbish adult, despite being in the middle of my third decade… I have some annoying habits to go with that bad adulting.

Maybe you will read some of these and realise you do them too…and that I’m not just alone in my crazy.

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