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Let's face the truth: Writing is hard. And, while we're at it: Writing advice isn't really that helpful either. That's why I won't give you any. - Instead, I'll simply talk about writing things I tend to think about. Feel free to discuss with me in the comments.
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NARRATION #6: Motivation

Your story most likely consists of many separate parts. But what holds them together? And why should you even care about that?

Connecting the Dots of Your Story (Disclaimer: Everything I present here has been influenced by essays, articles and books I read as a student. I don’t want to claim anything as my original thought. Still, going back to find out who said what seems too much to tackle at the moment. Don’t think of this […]

Posted on 11 November 2021 0 Comments Continue reading
NARRATION #5: Voice 

People keep talking about the voice of certain authors. But does anyone know what it means? Let's try figuring it out together.

Let Your Voice Be Heard (Disclaimer: Everything I present here has been influenced by essays, articles and books I read as a student. I don’t want to claim anything as my original thought. Still, going back to find out who said what seems too much to tackle at the moment. Don’t think of this as […]

Posted on 11 November 2021 0 Comments Continue reading
NARRATION #4: Focalisation

Does your novel have a strong point of view? Or perhaps several? - In this post, we'll discuss how you can see and tell your plot through different eyes.

Just a Trick of Perspective (Disclaimer: Everything I present here has been influenced by essays, articles and books I read as a student. I don’t want to claim anything as my original thought. Still, going back to find out who said what seems too much to tackle at the moment. Don’t think of this as […]

Posted on 11 November 2021 0 Comments Continue reading
NARRATION #3: Distance

Engaging your readers is probably the hardest thing to do when writing. But there are a few tricks to keep them invested: Just don't be too distant.

Understanding “Show, Don’t Tell!” (Disclaimer: Everything I present here has been influenced by essays, articles and books I read as a student. I don’t want to claim anything as my original thought. Still, going back to find out who said what seems too much to tackle at the moment. Don’t think of this as me […]

Posted on 6 March 2021 0 Comments Continue reading
NARRATION #2: Pacing

Pacing your story means more than alternating between fast and slow. Your narration can manipulate time in so many other ways. Don't believe me? - Just read.

How to Become a Master of Time (Disclaimer: Everything I present here has been influenced by essays, articles and books I read as a student. I don’t want to claim anything as my original thought. Still, going back to find out who said what seems too much to tackle at the moment. Don’t think of […]

Posted on 27 February 2021 0 Comments Continue reading
NARRATION #1: Angles

Where does your novel's narration come from? Where is your narrator is positioned, and is that the right choice for your story? - Only one way to find out.

How Well Do You Know Your Narrator? (Disclaimer: Everything I present here has been influenced by essays, articles and books I read as a student. I don’t want to claim anything as my original thought. Still, going back to find out who said what seems too much to tackle at the moment. Don’t think of […]

Posted on 20 February 2021 0 Comments Continue reading
DIALOGUE #3: Purpose

There's a lot of dialogue that should work in theory but still somehow fails the reader. Most of the time, this can be explained by a lack of purpose. Let's discuss.

The Key to Good Dialogue is PANIC (Once again, the necessary disclaimer: Everything I present here has been influenced by essays, articles and books I read as a student. I don’t want to claim anything as my original thought. Still, going back to find out who said what seems too much to tackle at the […]

Posted on 13 February 2021 0 Comments Continue reading
DIALOGUE #2: Conversation

There are certain unwritten rules we all follow in our daily conversations. Today I challenge you to take a closer look - and improve your dialogues at the same time.

Breaking the Rules of Good Conversation (Once again, the necessary disclaimer: Everything I present here has been influenced by essays, articles and books I read as a student. I don’t want to claim anything as my original thought. Still, going back to find out who said what seems too much to tackle at the moment. […]

Posted on 6 February 2021 0 Comments Continue reading
DIALOGUE #1: Language

Language is like onions (or ogres): It has layers. In this post, I'll take you through the "Six Functions of Language", and how they might prove helpful for your writing.

Don’t Underestimate Language (Once again, the necessary disclaimer: Everything I present here has been influenced by essays, articles and books I read as a student. I don’t want to claim anything as my original thought. Still, going back to find out who said what seems too much to tackle at the moment. Don’t think of […]

Posted on 31 January 2021 0 Comments Continue reading

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