Monthly Archives: July 2015

Lies, Denial & Buried Secrets—How to Create Dimensional Characters

Originally posted on Kristen Lamb's Blog:
Image via Flikr Creative Commons courtesy of Zoetnet. As mentioned in a previous post, one of my all-time favorite series is True Detective. There is a line that’s repeated in the series and it…

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Live’n’Local: Introducing Carol Donaldson

Originally posted on Rochester Literature Festival:
The lovely ‘Nature Girl’ Carol Donaldson will be joining us at Sun Pier House on Sunday, October 11, for a workshop with a difference. Carol has written for Wanderlust, BBC Wildlife Magazine and The…

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Live’n’Local: Introducing Melanie Benn

Originally posted on Rochester Literature Festival:
The delightful and inspiring Melanie is with us to unlock your memories, in the second of our Sunday workshops at Sun Pier House. Whether you’re retired or just setting out of life’s journey, don’t…

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Back to school – but such fun!

University-of-Kent-central-campus-Canterbury-tripadvisor-co-uk.jpg I have just had the pleasure of attending a 2 day Summer School at the University of Kent on the main campus at Canterbury. My chosen topic, naturally enough, was Creative Writing. This was a wonderful opportunity for anyone – any age … Continue reading

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Time as a Literary Device: Unpacking the Parallel Timeline

Originally posted on Kristen Lamb's Blog:
Image from HBO’s “True Detective” One reason we might be tempted to use a flashback is to explain or to expound to artificially prop up weak characterization or a weak plot (the training…

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