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A message forum discussing the craft of writing. I often repost articles for discussion.


I am somewhat of a writing academic. I think about the craft of writing a lot, and I read about the craft of writing a lot. Sometimes I like to talk about it too.

"The best time for planning a book is while you’re doing the dishes."
Agatha Christie


Letting in the theta waves is a great way to let ideas come to you instead of the other way round. And a great way to let those theta waves take hold is to do some mindless manual labor that puts your body in to automatic mode like exercise, or raking, or working in a trade, or doing the dishes.

In other words, dare to daydream.

dont quit your daydream


This is a discussion forum and you are welcome to join me here to discuss the practicalities of writing.


When I find, or I write, interesting articles on the topic of writing, I will often repost them here, so keep checking back. (Feel free to also post articles that you think I or others will find interesting)

List of Topics Covered So Far:

The merits (and drawbacks) of Hand Written and/or Hand Drawn Journals.
What does it mean to write?
Naming Characters
Adding Characters
Constructing Flashback Sequences
The Changing Nature of Genre Labels
Pandering To An Audience Through Imagery
General Discussion on the Books We Read
The vagarancies of research (a win for libraries over internets)
The Greatest Writing Formula of them All
5 Awesome Ways to Plot Individual Scenes (the value of frameworks)
Great Writing Email Newsletters Worth Subscribing To
The Foundations of Childhood Style
How to Write Great Flash Fiction.
Reviews of my work for discussion.
My reviews of others work for discussion.


Storytelling is one of the most powerful techniques we have as humans to communicate and motivate.


What are your best tips for telling stories? Have you had similar experiences with telling stories?

I’d love your thoughts on this topic in the comments.

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