Category: On Writing

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Paws and Prose: The Seven Basic Plots

The Seven Basic plots is a theory by Christopher Booker. Essentially, he believes that their are seven plots that a story can fit into. Any story. All stories. So what are these seven plots? 1. Rags to Riches The title of this plot doesn’t leave much to the […]

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Paws and Prose: The Third Person Narrative

Third Person is a great writing tool, but did you know that it is split into sub-narrations? This post discusses these narrations and how to use them. I consider myself more of a screenwriter than a prose writer, but I do write prose. One of the hardest decisions […]

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Paws & Prose: Nanowrimo Day 19 —A Confirmed Race.

Nanowrimo Day 19 starts off with a race between two best friends, me—Shannon, and my friend Sophie. Sophie and I have both joined Nanowrimo for the first time this year and have now somehow entered into a race as to who can get more words during the challenge. […]

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Death, Tragedy & Grief: A Jacqueline Wilson Case Study.

Throughout our lives, there will be rites of passage that everyone experiences: our first love, first kiss, friendship, a family; but not all of them are happy. We also experience of abuse, abandonment, death and more. Children are not immune to these universal themes and circumstances, especially facing […]

Paws and Prose: Creating Characters

Building characters is one of the hardest steps of writing a story. Without a character in mind, you cannot tell a story and so it is an important step but what makes a good character? What makes the reader care about the tiny life you put onto a page? This post will discuss the sympathy, motivation and understanding of a character that needs to take place for the character to be strong and well-rounded.

Paws and Prose: Disability in Literature — A Case Study

This isn’t a book review as such. In truth, it’s an essay I wrote for coursework. On the other hand, there are aspects of it that read like a book review. So I have decided to post it here as part of Berg’s Book Club with some edits. […]

Paws & Prose: An Early Christmas with Final Draft

Some of you know that I am an aspiring screenwriter. I aim to become a television series writer, preferably in drama or fantasy. This Christmas, I have received the best gift any screenwriter could wish for. A copy of Final Draft. Final Draft is the software used in […]

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