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The creative writer in a state of idleness

Copyright © 2013 Jerry Dunne Lazing on a bench by the river Nidd in the old market town of Knaresborough, North Yorkshire, I was staring at people climbing in and out of hired rowing boats. A couple had just settled … Continue reading

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A philosophical approach to the slog of draft writing those early novels

Copyright © 2013 Jerry Dunne Writing a novel is not a simple matter of writing a single draft, or even a second or a third. The first draft is merely the end of the beginning. In fact, once you have … Continue reading

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Types of research material for the fiction writer

Copyright © 2013 Jerry Dunne This post briefly describes the main types of research material available to the creative writer with some pros and cons offered on each type. What are primary and secondary sources? These terms are common to … Continue reading

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Research and the fiction writer

Copyright © 2013 Jerry Dunne This post looks at why the fiction writer benefits from research, the best way of handling research, and ends on a warning of how researched material may easily drown rather than enhance the story. Why … Continue reading

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Improving the character interview technique used by fiction writers

Copyright © 2013 Jerry Dunne In this post, we look at how the character interview technique is used as a means to help stimulate the fiction writer’s imagination in developing character. We see that the usual approach with this technique … Continue reading

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How to develop insightful and credible short story ideas from a fable

Copyright © 2013 Jerry Dunne Below is the first part of the fables chapter from my book How to Develop (Imaginative, Insightful & Credible) Short Story Ideas CHAPTER THREE Fables Here we appraise the fable as a means of both an … Continue reading

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The emotional investment behind writing fiction

Copyright © 2012 Jerry Dunne The following is a recent conversation I had with a friend that I thought would make a good blog post. I have written it up here as closely as my memory allows. We look at … Continue reading

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Proof-reading your own fiction

Copyright © 2012 Jerry Dunne This post explains what proof-reading entails for the fiction writer, shows some advantages of proof-reading your own work and offers some ideas on developing proof-reading skills. What is Proof-reading for the writer of fiction? Proof-reading … Continue reading

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How to develop imaginative short story ideas from a saying

Copyright © 2013 Jerry Dunne Below is the first part of the sayings chapter from my book How to Develop (Imaginative, Insightful & Credible) Short Story Ideas CHAPTER TWO Sayings In this chapter, we are going to think of a … Continue reading

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Are your core values similar to your childhood ones?

Copyright © 2012 Jerry Dunne A person changes, an average person must change, mature, quite a bit over time; but I sometimes wonder how much we change deep down. Do we have similar core values to those we had in … Continue reading

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