Most people that own a computer know how to use some kind of word processor, whether it is Microsoft Word, Microsoft Works, Apache Open Office, Polaris Office, or Libre Office Writer. I think probably the most used and most well-known would be Microsoft Word. That’s what I use. It is a good program and because … Continue reading Software for writing – Why I don’t recommend Word to write your whole book
I’ve heard people say that if you’re an author, you should always carry a notepad and pen with you wherever you go, just in case you get an idea. They say that if you don’t write it down straight away, you’ll forget it. And it will be gone. Forever. I totally agree. For most of … Continue reading Writing down your ideas – The importance of writing it down
This can be a difficult thing for a lot of people. Most of the people I know (non-writers mostly) don't know when you should capitalise words like mum, dad, grandma, grandpa, uncle, aunty, and any other variations of these words (eg: ma, granny, pa, papa, unck, grandfather, etc). There is an easy answer to this, … Continue reading Do I write Mum and Dad, or mum and dad?
As writers, we constantly get told to “Show, don’t tell”. Now that’s easy for them to say, but what does that even mean? How do we “show” something? How do we know that we are “telling” instead? It’s all too confusing. I’ll try to explain, because I didn’t have a clue what they were on … Continue reading What Do They Mean by “Show, Don’t Tell”?
Lately, I have been watching videos on Youtube from a couple of guys that call themselves Cinema Sins. They have a few different types of videos, but the ones I've been watching are about what is wrong with movies, along the lines of plot holes, lame characters, lack of logic and believability, and continuity mistakes. … Continue reading Are you guilty of Cinema Sins?
A book that I read recently had a character in it that spoke in that backward way that Yoda does in the Star Wars saga. He was an eccentric wizard who lived inside a mountain and had many quirky characteristics, but the backward speech just didn't cut it. I think the only being in the … Continue reading Yoda he thinks he is