Early Days of Writing

I was just going through some old material I had wrote a few years ago when I was experimenting with flash fiction. Flash Fiction is a short story written below 300 WORDS or so. It’s a great challenge to get tension in a plot within a minimal amount of writing. Here was my first attempt…

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Why I Use Music in My Writing

I listen to my music as I clean the house. Soulful R &B blasts while I’m doing my hair. I perform dance sequences and sing along to my favourite Hip Hop joints in the shower. Alternative rock music wails as I’m driving. Motown hits swirl through my mind with the story ideas I’m typing on to my laptop. Pop…

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Novels Every Romance Author Should Have Read

My mother loved reading so it was only natural that she would read to me as a child. That’s where the spark of imagination begins is in reading. Writers are readers.  Reading has its influence on writers to futrther form stories in the sense of how to build suspense, drama, romance and develop characters. Like life, people follow the examples they have been…

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Foreshadowing: Why Using It is So Important?

One great creative trick in writing is the use of foreshadowing. If you were going to a barbeque, think of foreshadowing as the savory, charcoal smell that hits you as you walk towards the grill. It’s faint at first. Then it becomes stronger, the closer you get to the grill. Foreshadowing is a tiny hint of what is to come.…

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