Category Archives: Good reads

Handbook of Creative writing


I am a collector of books and among my humble collection I have a shelf dedicated to books about writing. Most of these live at around 808 on the Dewey decimal system and that is where they reside in my … Continue reading

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Getting into character – about the book


If you want to create three dimensional characters you need to readĀ Getting into character: seven secrets a novelist can learn from actors, by Brandilyn Collins. I’ve used this book as a reference for a couple of years now and I … Continue reading

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Style guides


I can’t emphasise enough the importance of a good style guide for serious writers. Style guides should be kept in close proximity to your writing station, along with the dictionary and thesaurus. I have a number of style guides and … Continue reading

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The importance of a good thesaurus


I’ve heard it said that good writers don’t need a thesaurus. On the contrary a good writer knows s/he needs a thesaurus. That’s why s/he is a good writer. A good writer also needs a good dictionary and uses it … Continue reading

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