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How to write a novel | days 4 and 5

During days four and five of the 30-day method, you'll start writing your preliminary outline in the form of a summary essay, describing the images and specific details you already have in mind. Worksheet 5 should get you started.<p>Summarising a story as you're preparing a preliminary outline will …

How to write a novel | Creating the cornerstones of a book

Got an idea that just won't go away? Then use the next six days to hone your idea using the fundamentals of character, setting and plot<p>• Click here for worksheets relevant to this chapter<p>This chapter will help you to create a preliminary outline, which will be the springboard for your story and the …

How to write a novel | How the 30-day method works

Writing a novel can be daunting. But introducing structure to the process can help you maintain momentum over the course of a month without hampering creativity<p>The outline you'll complete using the 30-day method will become a snapshot of your novel. After finishing a full outline, you should feel …

How to write a novel | day 3

Like a tapestry, every story is woven of threads that become invisible within the overall design. By familiarising yourself with story threads and being aware of them as you read, you can learn to weave story threads skilfully into your own novel.

How to write a novel | story evolution and plot

A propulsive plot is crucial to the success of your novel. Spend the next couple of days reinforcing the structure of your book<p>Each story has a beginning, a middle and an end. In this section we're going to discuss how every memorable, well-constructed story evolves through each of the three …

Halloween Decoration: How to Make Human-Size Ghosts

DIY Halloween Moon Light...with Flying Witch!

I’ll admit it- when it comes to vintage, salvaged light fixtures, I am an addict. For whatever reason, they are a constant source of …

DIY Floating Witch Hat Luminaries; Halloween Witch Decorations

<i>Add a bit of whimsy to your Halloween Porch decorations this year with these Floating Witch Hat luminaries! They even light up, making them a fun and</i> …

Nevermore.....

This time of year, I sometimes wonder if Edgar Allen Poe would be pleased that, more than 150 years later, his poem's namesake would be such a wildly …

Beds in late Medieval and Elizabethan England

Subscribe to RSS feed or get email updates.<p>When Lady Alice West left her son Thomas a bed in 1395, she specified the good quality bedding as well as …

Henry IV

Elizabethan Sumptuary Statutes

Noting Certain Statutes to be Enforced<p><i>[Privy Council]</i><p><i>[Westminster, 7 May 1562, 4 Elizabeth I]</i><p><i>from the manuscript copy for London; ... Printed by R.</i> …

Elizabethan Sumptuary Statutes

<i>[Westminster, 6 May 1562, 4 Elizabeth I]</i><p><i>Printed by R. Jugge and J. Cawood (London, 1562): Articles for the execution of the Statutes of Apparel, and</i> …

Elizabethan Sumptuary Statutes

<b>Enforcing Statutes of Apparel</b><p><i>[Westminster, 6 May 1562, 4 Elizabeth I]</i><p>Printed by R. Jugge and J. Cawood (London, 1562): Articles for the execution of …

Elizabethan Sumptuary Statutes

<b>Enforcing Statutes of Apparel</b><p><i>[Greenwich, 15 June 1574, 16 Elizabeth I]</i><p>The excess of apparel and the superfluity of unnecessary foreign wares thereto …

Front and Back Matter in Books

By onMay 27, 2015 in Book Design & Formatting, Writing A Book<p>ALLi partner member Jessica Bell<p>Book promotion expert Ben Cameron always says “writing …

How to Use Twitter to Optimize Your Blogger Outreach Campaigns

While influencer marketing skyrockets in popularity, many marketers are left swimming in its murky waters, trying to figure out how to do blogger …

American Civil War commemorated in Brazil, home to Confederate descendents

It had all the trappings of a down-home country fair somewhere well below the Mason-Dixon line: Lynyrd Skynyrd medleys, mile-long lines for fried …

The Workhorse and the Butterfly: Ann Patchett on Writing and Why Self-Forgiveness Is the Most Important Ingredient of Great Art

“The ability to forgive oneself … is the key to making art, and very possibly the key to finding any semblance of happiness in life.”<p><i>“All makers must leave room for the acts of the spirit,”</i> Ursula K. Le Guin wrote in her lucid and luminous essay on where ideas come from and the “secret” of writing.</i> …

Top tip re word counts

By onFebruary 2, 2015 in Debate & Opinion, Writing A Book<p>British self-published author John Lynch<p>British indie author John Lynch generously shares …

Writing

Bridewell, Bedlam and Bluecoats - by Ann Swinfen

If you were a pauper in Tudor England, how could you survive? Or would you survive at all?<p>Throughout the Middle Ages, there had been two principal …

10 essentials for proofreading your own work

As writers, we all know the importance of proofreading.<p>Without it, your text looks sloppy and unfinished and can lead the reader to stop reading. …

Creative Writing

Adding Evernote notes to a Scrivener project

Evernote invariably comes up in my Scrivener courses. Someone mentions how they use it for their research and asks how to integrate it with …

Scrivener Revisions (Bootcamp part 2)

Scrivener

Using Scrivener - Find and Replace

I should probably be in bed, sleeping for a long day of part-time work followed by mandatory overtime at my job... but I went on Facebook and I saw a …

Scrivener’s Version of Track Changes

Photo credit: Joe in DC on Flickr<p>Remember that time I said that I didn’t know if Scrivener had a track changes feature, but I suspected it probably …

Malnutrition Seen in Baby Teeth From Irish Famine Victims

BRADFORD, ENGLAND—Julia Beaumont of the University of Bradford and a team of scientists have analyzed the carbon and nitrogen isotopes in the teeth …

Howdy Ma’am: Three Ways To Introduce Your Characters In The First Few Lines

<b></b><b></b><br>Thin slicing<br>We all thin slice. No, I’m not referring to your culinary skills. In Malcolm Gladwell’s book <i>Blink</i>, thin slicing is defined as our …

15 Vivid Color Photos Show The Real-Life "Rosie The Riveter"

"We are strong, we are young, we are vital, and we are powerful. That’s what Alfred Palmer's pictures say."<p>The Library of Congress keeps a stunning collection of approximately 1,600 color photographs made by the U.S. government's Farm Security Administration (FSA) and the Office of War Information …

Great Depression