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Immediacy in Your Writing

Immediacy in Your Writing

The key to involve modern readers is ‘immediacy.’ Our literate civilised world is fast paced. The focus is on what is happening NOW.

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JULY ’11 newsletter response

Thank you to Charlotte Allan who sent in this response to the July exercise on conflict. She hasn’t stuck completely to the brief

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Conflict

Conflict

I covered this in brief in my July newsletter but only insofar as it concerned conflict between characters. Remember ‘conflict’ does not necessarilly mean shoot to kill or fist fights. It is largely about differing points of view

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Competition Success

It’s always worth putting something forward. In this case it was a ‘yummy hero in 200 words’ and he won me a lecture pack from Margie Lawson – that wonderful behavioural psychologist who has taught many successful published writers how to enhance their work. .

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