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I see you (2)
I see you (2)
Part 2 Last week I mentioned how useful the first-person observer could be as a writing tactic; this week I’ll look at some ways authors have deployed the “I see you” technique. There’s a useful double edge to the observation: “I see you”. In one sense it means that I acknowledge you as another human…

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I see you (2)
I see you (2)
Part 2 Last week I mentioned how useful the first-person observer could be as a writing tactic; this week I’ll look at some ways authors…
I see you (1)
I see you (1)
Funny how with the start to each book comes a new revelation, and a new writing tip. Even 20 books later. So my theme of…
Cape Town Goodbye 2020
Goodbye 2020
Goodbye 2020: it is certainly one year I’m not sorry to see the end of. Although it is probably going to be a year with…
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Imagine
Imagine. Remember John Lennon’s brilliant song? He said people called him a dreamer because he could imagine a world without hunger or greed. And he…
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Telling our stories
A past student emailed this week to say he really needed to get down to writing and stop wasting time. He did a creative writing…
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Shaping your story
If shaping your story is proving a battle it might be because you’re not sure of your genre. I’ve found that if you can nail…
A new look
A new look
There is nothing like a makeover. It not only brings with it a new look, but creates an exciting buzz. And that’s what has happened…
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Telling our stories
How books get written is one of those issues which really intrigues me. Sometimes they are written in a rush – at least I’ve heard…
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Score a publishing deal
One of the great spin-offs of the Writers’ Masterclass is when a writer gets to score a publishing deal. There have been a host of…
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Writing the last line
It’s always a bit scary getting to the end of your first draft and writing the last line. I was there again the other day…
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