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Frankenstein by Mary Shelley Reviewed

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Devoting heart and soul to this novel in much the same way that Victor Frankenstein devoted his life to creation and destruction, this reviewer now returns to writing a review. The intricacies of this construct of Frankenstein are numerous and therefore as a warning, this review may lack the necessary depth and diligence of perusal. This […]

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Civil War II – A Graphic Novel

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Civil War II is one of the latest events in the Marvel Comic Book Universe, following on from the events of the Secret Wars and all the new characters being introduced into the current continuum (such as Ms. Marvel and the Miles Morales version of Spiderman). Civil War II focuses on conflict between Iron Man and […]

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Let’s Get Technical: Adjectives and Adverbs

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Adjectives and Adverbs The most common complaint or issue that authors have when it regards adjectives and adverbs is their overuse. Overusing adjectives or adverbs can lead to a form of ‘telling’ writing in which the writer is ‘pigeon holing’ the reader into their world. Look for example at the following sentence: The dark blue […]

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Let’s Get Technical: Dialogue

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Dialogue Dialogue, it can make or break a film, novel or play. So when it comes to dialogue how can you master some techniques to making creative, unique and fascinating dialogue that suspends disbelief, rather than creates disbelief? Here are a few tips and ideas to improve your dialogue writing: Understand Your Characters Characters are […]

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Let’s Get Technical: Grammar

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Grammar Grammar is hardly a topic of conversation for any dinner table or party, yet it is an incredibly necessary tool for any writer. While readers read for the information and ideas a reader conveys, a clearer understanding of the rules of the language they write in will always prove incredibly useful. As a disclaimer, […]

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July 2017 Newsletter

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For those who have subscribed to The Write Stuff the first monthly newsletter has been sent to inboxes. This contains a detailed list of all the posts from the month of July, alongside some hints of upcoming posts. There was also a bonus post especially for the benefit of subscribers. Following is a sneak peak of the […]

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Let’s Get Technical: Structure

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All writing needs to begin with the technical basis: it needs an understanding of techniques to help form a backbone. The following series of writing advice blog posts will focus on the technical elements of writing. From structure, to grammar and punctuation, all the way through to how to write appropriate conclusions and introductions. So: […]

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The Secret To Finding Inspiration For Your Writing

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One of the biggest challenges that faces anyone in writing is ‘how can I be inspired to write.’ So often the advice for writers of all levels is – just write and write what you know. But how can writers overcome the dreaded ‘writer’s block’ or get ideas for their writing: from essays to creative […]

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Want To Become A Speedreader? A Guide To Reading Faster

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Ever looked at someone who reads at ‘a million miles per hour’ and wonder how they reached that pace? Have you ever desired to become one of those speed-reading machines that absorb the majority of words and comprehension while also racing through books. Well, in that case please continue to read on and discover a […]