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Microtransactions: The True Cost

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What are ‘microtransactions’ anyway? Microtransactions are essentially small transactions. They are the equivalent of paying two dollars for a cheeseburger. Two dollars is pocket change for most people and when you want a snack – two dollars is worthwhile for a burger. In terms of media and video gaming, microtransactions are an issue which have […]

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Let’s Get Technical: Metaphors and Similes

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Metaphor and simile: What is the difference? Technically speaking, the most common difference between metaphors and similes are described as this: metaphors state that an object is something it is not (i.e. the man was a ferocious tiger) while similes state that an object is similar to or like an object it is not (i.e. […]

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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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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: […]