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Children in northern England being hit by 'double whammy' of poverty and failing schools, warns report

Children's Commissioner warns that benefits from Northern Powerhouse programme are not trickling down...

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My way of plotting and writing conflict. What is yours?

I define it with my own unique definition. It is the exploiting of a character’s problems, unhappiness, misfortunes, for their benefit. That’s what an antagonist will want to do. So from a character versus character conflict thi...

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Is a writer a reporter in any sense of the word?

Reporting. “A person who reports”, according to Google, so that’s incredibly specific. Actually, the definition goes on to say “a person who reports, especially one employed to report news or conduct interviews for n...

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Funny overdone logic in writing

Sometimes, some people can be overly logically precise when writing. I came up with these examples for your enjoyment. They are overdone examples of using too much logical precision. I hope you find them funny (imagine a person or animal ar...

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No first person, but use active voice. How do you do this?

Hello there,It is my search to find a way to satisfy these conflicting requirements that led me to Writing Forums in the first place.I’m writing a technical journal article. Their requirement is “Do not use first person”, ...

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Is my character’s goal causing my plot problems?

Very early concept. But here’s the idea so far as requested. Set on Earth in the future when a portal opened to another dimension (20 years ago) and brought mythical creatures and beings into our world – as well as magic. The humans...

5 Myths About English Majors Exposed, Explained, and Countered

When I tell people that I was an English major, the first thing they ask is, “But what can you do with that?” The second is, “Say something in Shakespeare!”  From my experience, there seems to be a general consensus that English li...

Sifting through Mythology: Finding the Grains of Your Story

Marc Graham explains how he used popular—and differing—myths and archaeological records to find the story of his new novel, Song of Songs: A Novel of the Queen of Sheba. The Queen of Sheba led a small tribe from her home in northern Ara...

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Another way of saying “engage the enemy”

Stormsong07 said: ↑ “Junior and Senior Riders, go ahead and report to your company. Initiates, stay here out of the way until the main body has engaged the enemy. Then rescue the wounded when you can. Do not directly engage with the ene...

The Differences Between a Crime Novel, Mystery Novel and Thriller Novel

Every writer’s job is to give the reader what she wants in a way she doesn’t expect. [Like this quote? Click here to Tweet and share it!] (And it’s wise to remember that every agent and editor is foremost a reader, too.) One of the fi...

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