Archive of ‘Writing Tips’ category

The mid-point of a novel

Every month Sydney Smith, Jennifer Scoullar and Kathryn Ledson discuss some aspect of the writing craft. Except this month when Kathryn Ledson is unavailable.  We welcome your questions and comments. Threekookaburras has a new, easier system for comments. Send in your comment. We would really like to hear from you! JENNIFER: I’m approaching the midpoint in my new manuscript, although it’s still a few […] Read more…

Three Writers discuss settings

Every month  Sydney Smith,  Jennifer Scoullar  and  Kathryn Ledson  discuss some aspect of the writing craft.  This month we talk about settings and we welcome your questions and comments.  In fact, we would really like it! KATH This writing caper is full of surprises and learning curves. Even now, with two books published, I sometimes feel like I’m […] Read more…

Writing Tips: How to hook the reader

The writer’s first task is to hook the reader to the story. Hooking the reader means first of all getting them interested in the protagonist. Once they’re interested, they’re more likely to keep turning the page. The best method of getting the reader hooked is to put the protagonist on the back foot and keep […] Read more…

Writing Tips: An imaginative life

For the past ten months I’ve been talking about aspects of writing craft. These are some of the things I’ve learned over the years as a writer and a teacher of creative writing. I’m stepping aside after this blog to take a break and do my own writing. So I thought I’d leave on a slightly […] Read more…

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