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A few of the things I have learnt over the last 8 months...

Posted by Laura Ann Dunks on Thursday, July 1, 2010, In : writing tips 

First of all, as I new writer I have been amazed at how much my work has improved over the last 8 months. I put that down to doing lots of workshops, reading around the subject, critiquing and being critiqued, and reading in the genre I am writing.

Books I have found useful:
(This is by no means an exhaustive list!)

  • Self Editing for fiction writers by Rennie Brown and Dave King is a must for anybody learning about editing their own work. The advice in there is necessary to be learnt.
  • The ...

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The Importance of Grammar

Posted by Laura Ann Dunks on Wednesday, May 5, 2010, In : writing tips 

When writing a synopsis recently, I was advised by a very helpful fellow writer in my workshop to improve my grammar. Given I wasn’t really taught any grammar at school, I have been trying to improve my grammar recently, and been fairly successful so far. However, my commas needed work, and this lady recommended an excellent blog where grammar, particularly clauses and comma placement have been discussed in more detail.

Grammar is ESSENTIAL. No writer can avoid perfecting this technique and ...

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The Voice Within

Laura Ann Dunks 25 year old writer.


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