Category Archives: How to be an Author

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The Creator Within

Every child manifests the creator within - they play their imaginary games with their imaginary friends almost from the moment they are born - and yet, by the time we are adults we have lost that urge to create through criticism, trauma, practicality or some other form of socialisation.

Today's guest post author, Matthew Riffe, outlines his journey back to his creator within. Enjoy! Continue reading The Creator Within

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Plotting for Children | Fiction for Children

Diane Robinson is clearly a plotter rather than a pantzer. In today's guest post, Diane outlines her approach to story plotting for children.
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Plotting The Plot In Children's Books

by Diane Mae Robinson

Diane Robinson Plotting for Children post headshotPlotting--the fuel of great storytelling. In a story, just about anything can happen, as long as it comes about logically, makes sense, and follows a few rules. Plotting is also the most fun part of writing a story. Continue reading Plotting for Children | Fiction for Children

Creation of a Writer | Reading as Writing Foundation

Childhood reading stimulates all kinds of creativity. In this reflective piece, Ann Swann reveals how, as a child, her reading scheme was the foundation of her writing career.
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Creation of a Writer

by Ann Swann

Ann Swann Creation of a writer Reading post picOn my Twitter profile, I boldly state that one of my books seeks to change the world and the others are just for entertainment. Flippant, maybe. True? Yes. Of course it also says I will write for chocolate. And that much is a fib. For years I’ve written for much, much less than chocolate. Continue reading Creation of a Writer | Reading as Writing Foundation

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Being a Writer | How to Get Started as a Writer

How did you get started as a writer? In today's guest post, Joe Conlon, talks about his experience. Enjoy!
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How to Get Started as a Writer

by Joe Conlan

Joe Conlan get started as a writer post picHave you ever made the statement to anyone who would listen, “I’ve always wanted to…" ? I’m pretty sure most of us have on many occasions about a variety of experiences. Sometimes, we even make it happen. Since I was a young adult, I completed that sentence with “write a book.” It might have never happened for me if a simple question from my ex-father-in-law hadn’t given me the kick in the butt I needed. Continue reading Being a Writer | How to Get Started as a Writer