Category Archives: Writing

Tunbridge Wells Poetry Festival

The inaugural Tunbridge Wells Poetry Festival takes place 15-16th June 2018. I am delighted to be part of it through my association with Sarah Salway, an inspirational local writer and teacher, who has organised a ‘poetry trail’ from Chapel Place … Continue reading

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How to weave history into your book

How to weave history into a book Continue reading

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Shared Wisdom – toofulltowrite

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A Contumacious Parvenu

Writers are told to avoid using complex words when simpler ones will suffice ie instead of describing a character as a contumacious parvenu, describe them as a rebellious upstart. This piece of writing wisdom is based on the idea that … Continue reading

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Credulous or Incredulous

Which type are you? Someone who trusts and believes people until they give you cause not to, or someone who approaches relationships with scepticism, waiting for proof that you are justified in bestowing your trust? I know which I am, … Continue reading

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Curiosity

How many types of curiosity are there? Continue reading

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Twenty-six Power Tools

It was recently brought home to me how the twenty-six letters of our alphabet are the writer’s basic tool, and what a powerful versatile resource they are! Continue reading

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