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Matthew Brown wrote a new post, How many of these hack writing techniques are you guilty of?, on the site Thanet Creative 2 days, 10 hours ago
Hack writing is the fastest way to go from interesting story to trite and boring without really trying.
In almost all cases hack writing is a result of lazy storytelling often combined with a failure to write […]
Matthew Brown wrote a new post, How to write interesting and compelling female characters, on the site Thanet Creative 3 days, 10 hours ago
Female characters. For whatever reason, they do not get the same page time as their male counterparts. There are no good reason for it aside from perhaps a lack of understanding of how to write a compelling female […]
Do chaos and good writing go together? This is a question we are about to avoid but not entirely.
Welcome to the weekly roundup of the best posts on the Author Buzz UK network.
In case you are wondering, a […]
The relative calm of my writing space has been disrupted this week.
I mean, sure, the work needed to be done. And yes, the walls were crying out for fresh paper. Even so, the amount of writing I have done this […]
What makes a good writer? Specifically, what does it take to make you a good writer?
This post is inspired by Thanet Writer and author, Matthew Munson’s blog post. I took his main points and examined them one […]
A new site, a new competition! Are you ready, writers?
Explain the series of events that ties these images together
How to enter
Unlike our last competition which ran week to week, this one will run month to […]
Getting published is not easy. Getting a literary agent helps but getting an agent is no easy task.
This article is an update to one I published on the now retired Thanet Creative Writers website which has now […]
Thanet Creative exists to create opportunities for Thanet’s many writers. Some of us writers like to blog – here are five ways you can.
Blogging for sites related to your field of writing is a fantastic way t […]
A term that we have used on this blog a lot is “Thanet’s writers”. What do we mean exactly?
It could, for example, be taken to mean the historical writers from Thanet’s past. People like Dickens, for example. […]
Matthew Brown wrote a new post, Thanet Creative (formally Thanet Creative Writers), on the site Thanet Creative 1 week, 4 days ago
Thanet Creative Writers is now Thanet Creative. If you want to know what’s up with the new name, keep reading.
At our AGM yesterday members voted unanimously to simplify our name from Thanet Creative Writers to […]
Welcome to Thanet Creative on Author Buzz Blogs. This will be the new home of the site of the charity previously known as Thanet Creative Writers.
Here we will be posting the same great stuff that we had been […]
A mistake new authors make is to hide what they are doing in fear that someone might steal their ideas. No one is going to steal your ideas – here is why.
To illustrate the point, we told Tumblr what we were […]
Matthew Brown wrote a new post, 5 things WordPress.org really needs to start doing, on the site Author Buzz Developer Blog 1 week, 6 days ago
Today was nothing if not frustrating. I spent hours looking for ways to set up a simple user-badges system and got nowhere fast.
Given the huge number of pre-existing plugins that cover this task, I thought […]
Researching where to submit short stories can be something of a chore but if you happen to be looking for Sci-Fi magazines accepting submissions (and paying) then you might well be in luck – we have five of […]
This post is an update on what is new with me focusing on publications and submissions.
It only seems moments ago that I published my list of crazy life goals. Now I have some early success to report back […]
I have come to see that what I call “My Crazy Goals” might simply be what others call “my life’s calling”.
I was watching Carrie Green speaking at TEDxManchester and she was talking about setting herself crazy […]
This post, unlike most of our dev posts, is not about Author Buzz but about some software that I hope will be hosted on Author Buzz one day.
About three years ago I realised that if I was going to make it as a […]
With a book, readers know what to expect because the author’s intentions are clear from the title, the cover and the blurb on the back. Are you doing the same with your blog?
Recently, we talked about author […]
How do you know when you have written a story with a vivid sense of time and place?
That’s where asking the right questions comes in.
The sense of place is what brings a story to life. It is what makes […]
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