I could give you advice on writing better (in general) but as I am still learning, here is what the experts are saying.
We recently asked what makes a good writer? Here are some tips (mostly from other people) […]
The 2017 H. G. Wells Short Story Competition shortlist has been announced.
The Short Story Competition shortlists were posted Thursday 21 September, H. G. Wells’ Birthday.
There are two prizes on offer.
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Some users have reported that while they can sign-up via a WordPress.com account, they cannot always complete the sign-up process directly. […]
We have identified a possible fault with the sign-up process for Author Buzz. It only affects people signing up with email but not with WordPress.com.
The fault appears to be that the email for new accounts […]
Matthew Brown wrote a new post, How many of these hack writing techniques are you guilty of?, on the site Thanet Creative 1 month 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 1 month, 1 week 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 month, 2 weeks 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 month, 2 weeks 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 […]
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