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Monday Motivation: The acute eye

Monday Motivation: The acute eye

-Richard Beynon There are two elements involved in accurate description. First, as Mrs Beeton was reputed to have said, you have to catch your hare. In other words, you have to identify the detail that you wish to describe. This is not as easy as it sounds. Imagine that, in a stroke or two, you … Continue reading

Edit, change, rewrite and improve

Edit, change, rewrite and improve

 – Mandy Collins I hate to rain on your parade, but there’s something I need to tell you: about 90% of writing is in the rewriting. In fact, let me try that again. “rain on your parade” is such a cliché. There’s something I need to tell you: about 90% of writing is in the … Continue reading

The writing process: Our weekend of short stories

The writing process: Our weekend of short stories

-Jo-Anne Richards Allaboutwriting’s first ever short story weekend produced sixteen complete short stories – all quite different in tone, style and content. Okay, they still need polishing and some might need a little more work, but I think it’s astonishing that two days of intensive writing could produce a collection. We took ten people with … Continue reading

From Indie to Published

From Indie to Published

by Melissa Delport In week one, I mentioned that I opted to self-publish my first book, The Legacy, while at the same time submitting to publishing houses. In South Africa it is not necessary to have an agent in order to submit to publishers. You can submit directly, however it is important that you submit … Continue reading