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Chella Ramanan
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If anyone's stuck, this might help.
https://writersanontaunton.wordpress.com/2015/04/13/what-to-write-next/
Have you tried to write in a different medium to break the block?
I'm between projects at the moment. My novel is still lurking and stuck in the difficult middle, so of course the natural response is to avoid it. But rather than avoid it by not writing at all, I ...
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Looking for the best Apps for Writers? We’ve listed out the 8 Apps for Writers to make your writing tasks easy, comfortable and increase your productivity.
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It's another dramatic ending for Life is Strange Episode 4. A reminder of what happened, ahead of the imminent release of Episode 5 and what promises to be a hard-hitting series conclusion.
https://youtu.be/B66BGNZbKtw


#lifeisstrange   #letsplay  
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https://writersanontaunton.wordpress.com/2015/08/26/who-are-you-willing-to-kill/

Do you have trouble killing off characters or are you a bit bloodthirsty? 
It’s often said that a writer is the god of their story, able to bestow or withhold life and dictate the fate of their characters. While this sounds like a megalomaniac’s dream, a writer will see t...
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I just found this, via someone on twitter - great for writers who like goals and find progress reports motivating. I certainly do. It's really easy to use and visual and flexible. Can't wait to try it :)

http://pacemaker.press/
A Simple Word Count Planner for Writers, Students and Nanowrimo Participants
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https://writersanontaunton.wordpress.com/2014/03/31/you-know-youre-a-writer-when/

Ever wondered what makes you a writer? I've narrowed it down to these key traits - do you show any signs?
Among the great swathe of unpublished writers, it can be difficult to know just when to call yourself a writer. Is it when you join your first writing course, when you begin your first novel, or wh...
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+Cassie Newell oh, yes, I forgot pens, because I just tend to use any old thing, as long as it makes a mark :)
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https://writersanontaunton.wordpress.com/2015/08/28/writers-glossary-manic-pixie-dream-girl/

Although I enjoy a Manic Pixie Dream Girl story, such as 500 Days of Summer, it is a problematic trope. I'm struggling to come up with many MPDGs in fiction. Do you have any?
Manic Pixie Dream Girl (MPDG) is a term that was coined and later retracted by film critic Nathan Rabin, after seeing Kirstin Dunst in Elizabethtown. The MPDG has no motivation, life or backstory o...
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All dressed up for a 1940s Blitz Shindig at The Cosy Club, Taunton.
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One of my summer favourites from #NewRetroWave   
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An interesting game that's framed as a game within a play. Or is it the other way round?
Anyway, first 30 minutes of play for your viewing pleasure
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http://www.gameindustry.com/event-coverage/gamescom-2015-the-best-bits/

John and I pick the best bits of Gamescom 2015 in our 15 minute podcast
John and Chella aren't arguing at all this week, instead they are picking out their highlights from Gamescom 2015.
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https://writersanontaunton.wordpress.com/2015/08/05/watch-your-language-and-ditch-you-guys/comment-page-1/#comment-625

Do you use 'guys' to address mixed gender groups? A recent twitter post made me rethink this word and how it inadvertently excludes non-male friends and colleagues. Are you ready to ditch 'guys' and what do you use instead?
As writers, we understand the importance of language. We can ponder the use of one word over another or the structure of a sentence, in order to garner a certain emotion or response. That's what we...
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It's a mixed bag.  Some are simply regional colloquialism use cases appropriate for period pieces.  It's not an either/or scenario, IMO.  

It is certainly not an inflammatory word, unless you are starved for topics and need to manufacture 'inflammatory lite' media in story structure instead of really telling an authentic story.

When I'm teaching, anyone younger than I am I sometimes call 'kids" (not all the time - it depends on the response tone of the laughter indicating the maturity level of the ticket buyers. Once in awhile you get a mature audience, but that is at a Ted talk not comedy) and nobody really cares if the material does its job and they get their laughter takeaway.  

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Taunton, Somerset - london - Amsterdam - Malvern, Worcestershire
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Follow me here for games and fiction writing news, plus interesting geekdom factoids. If you want Chella Ramanan the copywriter, then go to my other g+ page, Chella Ramanan Copywriting https://plus.google.com/u/0/b/104986106270752149944/+WordsaramaCoUk/posts

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Taunton Copywriter and global games journalist
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Copywriting, SEO copy, writing for blogs, website content, press releases, e-newsletters, reviews and fiction
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  • Chella Ramanan Copywriting
    Copywriter, present
  • HSL
    Freelance Copywriter, 1997 - present
  • game industry news
    European Correspondent, 2000 - present
  • Attenborough PR
  • Stuart Higgins PR
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We are so lucky to have an indie comic shop - a rare thing these days. It's packed to the rafters. An Aladdin's cave for nerds. Friendly, knowledgeable staff. Krackers is one of the best things about Taunton and my first stop for gifts for friends. If you can't get it in Krackers, it's probably not worth having.
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