Category Archives: Writing

Timid Heroines – Character Flaws

Timid Heroines – Character Flaws by Linda C Butler Elizabeth George, in the book Write Away says that we have to understand our characters before we sit down to write a novel.  Real people have flaws and so our characters … Continue reading

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James Thurber Quote

“Don’t get it right, just get it written.” – James Thurber I like this quote because once we have something written we can always revise, but if we fail to write, then we have nothing to edit. James Grover Thurber … Continue reading

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Georgette Heyer

I was thrilled to find a discarded library copy of Georgette Heyer’s book Frederica. It was copyrighted 1965, although this was a 2008 reprint. She is considered to be the modern-day author who first wrote regency romance, other than Jane … Continue reading

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Surrey International Writers Conference

The Surrey International Writers Conference is held this year in Surrey BC from 23-26 October 2013. This is their link: http://www.siwc.ca

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Writers’ Conferences

Plan to Attend a Writers’ Conference By Linda C Butler Writers’ Conferences provide an opportunity for writers to meet, socialize, attend workshops, and to meet editors and agents. Writers can improve skills, learn new techniques, promote their writing, and keep … Continue reading

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Symbolism

SYMBOLISM by Linda C Butler A symbol is defined as a person, place, or thing in a narrative that suggests meanings beyond its literal sense.  A symbol may contain multiple meanings and associations. Many words in our language contain other … Continue reading

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Foreshadowing

FORESHADOWING by Linda C Butler Foreshadowing is a writer’s technique to describe present events in such a way that they alert the reader as to what may happen in a later portion of the novel. These present events introduce images … Continue reading

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