Finding Your Theme

A story’s theme takes a hard look at the meaning of things, examines deep-rooted ideas. A story with a theme is a story with a point. This article looks at the definition of ‘theme’ before exploring ways for you to come up with or uncover your themes and lastly, how to weave them into your stories.

Sharing is Caring Thursday #10 investing in your writing career, the influences of women, writing too much, and vital elements of a story.

Happy International Women’s Day! A day to celebrate the inspiring achievements of all women across the globe. “What is better than wisdom? Woman. And what is better than a good woman? Nothing.”

Hopefully you’ll find some inspiration in the articles that feature in today’s post. This week, investing in your writing career, the influences of women, writing too much, and vital elements of a story. Thank you, writers, for the wonderfully helpful content.

The Liebster Award

A million thank you’s Brandon for nominating me for this award. To know you regard my blog worthy of consideration means a hell of a lot, and it also gives me a bit of affirmation that I’m not wasting my time with this writing lark.

Sharing is Caring Thursday #9 Nouns v pronouns, bad writing advice, how to write a synopsis, and 38 calls for submissions

Welcome to another instalment of Sharing is Caring Thursday. We’re now into March and supposedly Spring. But a cold wind is blowing from the east, bringing with it some beastly weather. A fine excuse to stay inside and read and write.

This week: nouns v pronouns, bad writing advice, how to write a synopsis, and 38 calls for submissions for paying markets. Thank you, writers, for the wonderfully helpful content!

Tubes of Thunder: The Medieval Cannon

For Fantasy Friday this week, I thought we’d return to medieval warfare and to something I don’t come across all too often in the fantasy stories I read: the cannon. This article covers the development of European cannons, how they were made, the gunpowder used, and how they fared in battle. Hopefully, it’ll give you a few ideas for your own tales!

[Guest Post] Creating a Fantasy Map

For this week’s instalment of Fantasy Friday, I’m delighted to introduce fantasy author Jesper Schmidt. Jesper runs AmWritingFantasy.com along with Autumn Birt. He’s a world-building and mapmaking genius and I could think of no better person to give an insight into the world of cartography!

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