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Amanda Reynolds
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Contempoary Poetry
There are only two subjects which, in my two-and-a-bit years teaching creative writing, have created such debate: Punctuation and Poetry. It seems the P's have the power to divide opinion like no other topics.  Poetry seems to fall into the  Marmite  catego...
There are only two subjects which, in my two-and-a-bit years teaching creative writing, have created such debate: Punctuation and Poetry. It seems the P's have the power to divide opinion like no other topics.  Poetry seems...
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Creating a New Character
Sorry my blog is a bit late this week. It's been a manic few days, visiting university open days for my youngest. So since class on Thursday evening I've visited Birmingham and Swansea universities and they were both very nice, especially the free ice cream...
Sorry my blog is a bit late this week. It's been a manic few days, visiting university open days for my youngest. So since class on Thursday evening I've visited Birmingham and Swansea universities and they were both very nic...
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Sub-Plots and Sub-texts
Subplots are the strands of the story which
support the main plot. They are secondary to the main plot and
supported by secondary characters, but not arbitrary or without purpose. They
inform the main  story line . They add complexity and interest and
reinf...
Subplots are the strands of the story which support the main plot. They are secondary to the main plot and supported by secondary characters, but not arbitrary or without purpose. They inform the main story line. They ...
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Voice
This week we have been considering the idea of Voice, that esoteric X Factor that agents often identify as their top  priority  when looking for new authors. So, what is it, and how can you find yours? What Is Your Voice? Voice is the one thing, above all
o...
This week we have been considering the idea of Voice, that esoteric X Factor that agents often identify as their top priority when looking for new authors. So, what is it, and how can you find yours? What Is Your Voic...
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Such Exciting News - Our very own Derek has won Amnesty's Short Story Comp
I am very proud and excited to announce that Derek Brown, from our Bishops Cleeve group, has won the amnesty short story competition  . Derek is a fantastic writer and this recognition is richly deserved.
I am very proud and excited to announce that Derek Brown, from our Bishops Cleeve group, has won the amnesty short story competition . Derek is a fantastic writer and this recognition is richly deserved.
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Creating Multi-layered Characters and Plots
Life
is rarely clear cut, we all experience doubt and confusion in our
lives.  The same should be true for your fictional characters. If they
are realistically portrayed, living in a realistic or even stylistic world,
they must be multi-dimensional. Plot is...
Life is rarely clear cut, we all experience doubt and confusion in our lives. The same should be true for your fictional characters. If they are realistically portrayed, living in a realistic or even stylistic world, they mus...
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Book Club Week - Our Recommended Reading
This week I asked everyone to bring in a book they have enjoyed and would recommend to the other members of our writing groups.  Reading is such an integral part of writing, one influencing the other immeasurably. So, here is our eclectic list: The Time Tra...
This week I asked everyone to bring in a book they have enjoyed and would recommend to the other members of our writing groups. Reading is such an integral part of writing, one influencing the other immeasurably. So, here is ...
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Writing
for Children Target your chosen age
range: Young Fiction (Ages 5-8/9), Middle-grade books (Ages 8–12),
Young adult (YA) novels (Ages 12 and up). Remember that you are qualified to write for children. ( We've  all been children and we all know childr...
Writing for Children Target your chosen age range: Young Fiction (Ages 5-8/9), Middle-grade books (Ages 8–12), Young adult (YA) novels (Ages 12 and up). Remember that you are qualified to write for children. (We've all bee...
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Voice
This week we have been considering the idea of Voice, that esoteric X Factor that agents often identify as their top  priority  when looking for new authors. So, what is it, and how can you find yours? What Is Your Voice? Voice is the one thing, above all
o...
This week we have been considering the idea of Voice, that esoteric X Factor that agents often identify as their top priority when looking for new authors. So, what is it, and how can you find yours? What Is Your Voic...
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Voice
This week's class has been considering the idea of Voice, that esoteric X Factor that agents often identify as their top  priority  when looking for new authors. So, what is it, and how can you find yours? What
is Your Voice? Voice is the one thing, above a...
This week's class has been considering the idea of Voice, that esoteric X Factor that agents often identify as their top priority when looking for new authors. So, what is it, and how can you find yours? What is Your ...
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An Editor Came to Visit, and this is what she said...
Henri from December house has blogged about her visit to the class in Bishops Cleeve. (Link below) http://culturemouse1.blogspot.co.uk/
Henri from December house has blogged about her visit to the class in Bishops Cleeve. (Link below) http://culturemouse1.blogspot.co.uk/
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Guest Speaker - Commissioning Editor from December House Publishing
Back in November 2013 my
book,  When You & Me Were Us , was accepted by a publisher, December House . Giddy
times. Naturally, I was excited, especially when I was introduced, via email,
to my editor, Henri. It's one of those moments when you both hope, well...
Back in November 2013 my book, When You & Me Were Us, was accepted by a publisher, December House. Giddy times. Naturally, I was excited, especially when I was introduced, via email, to my editor, Henri. It's one of those mom...
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I write murder mystery games for kids
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I write for a living and spend my spare time with my family and buying a lot of clothes and shoes
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