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Wild horses…

… wouldn’t drag me to… where or what? These wild horses are in the Carpathian Mountains, but they could be almost anywhere. There’s a story here. The horses’ story? Told from their viewpoint, maybe? These horses share their space with … Continue reading

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Mr and Mrs Cloudface

Do you like seeing faces in clouds? It’s one of my favourite occupations, cloud-watching. And the other evening, two characters emerged from the blueness of the evening sky over my house in Transylvania. Do you see them? The white cloud … Continue reading

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Ideas for a Valentine story – what’s missing?

The product of five minutes’ thought just now: 1. The 10th anniversary of a murder. Woman was stabbed while walking to a restaurant to meet her fiancé. Man was convicted and put away, but it was the wrong man. The … Continue reading

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Got all your ideas for NaNoWriMo?

It’s on the doorstep, howling to be let in. Forget about Hallowe’en tomorrow – it’s NaNoWriMoe’en… Are you ready? Got your ideas lined up, got names for your characters and your setting? How about sub-plots and your supporting cast? Are your … Continue reading

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What turns your characters on?

Trending on Twitter 22.8.12 was the topic of what people find sexy. Some were incomprehensible, some a bit twisted, some definitely deviant, some safely traditional. For your villain or antagonist, you can enhance their villainy or give them a sympathetic … Continue reading

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Who’s afraid of the big bad clown?

People are afraid of the strangest things. Pick a thing, any thing, and someone will be terrified of it.  For fiction writers, this is pure bliss. As a device to make any of your characters behave out of, er, character, … Continue reading

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