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Mental health plans ‘failing a generation’, say MPs

Government’s child mental health plan leaves hundreds of thousands without proper care, says report....

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Author has trademarked common word; threatening other authors over its use

This has been blowing up on the Webs over the weekend, and I’m surprised it hasn’t yet come up here. So there’s this writer who goes by the name Faleena Hopkins, and she’s pulled a fast one with the US trademark offi...

How Freud’s Fundamental Rule of Psychoanalysis Applies to the Writing Experience

How does Freud’s fundamental rule of psychoanalysis apply to the life of a writer? DeSales Harrison explores how his former training as a psychoanalyst helped him craft his novel—and the writing process in general. The Inexhaustible Wei...

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Fiction Novel excerpts, short stories, etc. ...

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Plots and sub-plots, oh no!

Cookies for anyone who reads this. Just browse through it – don’t read it all! I made it as short as I could. If you’ve read any of my posts before, you know I can be wordy. The biggest questions I would like answered are:...

Parents to receive advice on teaching nursery rhymes in bid to close disadvantaged children's word gap

Follows recent report that nearly half of primary school children are at risk of underperforming because of limited vocabulary...

Shifting Gears: Publishing a Book Outside Your Usual Genre

If you’re known for your work in a particular genre, publishing a book that goes in an entirely different direction can be a chore. Here, Tim Wendel offers tips for approaching the challenge. By Tim Wendel I knew I had my work cut out for...

How Young Girls’ and Women’s Issues Have Evolved in Young Adult Literature Today

by Camilla Chance In past ages, humanity has been defective and inefficient because we have been incomplete. This quote comes from my book Melissa and Kasho, “I experienced a flash of insight: surely nature had decreed that mothers would ...

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Project “Empty That Bucket!”

As some of you know, I’ve been spending time reducing the size of the General Writing subforum in the upper quarter of the home page. I’ve been going through the threads and moving them to the subforums that more closely fit the...

3 Characteristics of “Extraordinary” Heroes, According to Donald Maass

By Dustin Grinnell images from Project Gutenberg’s edition of The Lost World (1912) by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle The Lost World (1912) by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle is a fantasy-adventure novel filled with danger, mystery and intrigue. The sto...

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