Category: On Writing

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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Paws and Prose: 7 techniques to stop Writer’s Block

There is often a debate as to whether writer’s block actually exists. Personally, I think that the answer is yes. Writer’s block is when you have come to a point in your story, you know where you want it to lead to but you have no idea how […]

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Paws and Prose: A Workshop for Writers

What is a workshop A workshop for writers (or a writer’s workshop) is a place where you gather and share your work with other writers. A place to talk about your latest creative piece – often, spotting the obvious errors. But it touches upon many of the creative […]

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Paws & Prose: Superheroes and Love—A Short Story

This post is an odd one for me, it’s a short story of mine. I enjoy Batman, but I wouldn’t really say I’m a superhero fan. Instead, most of my fandoms are things like Doctor Who, Lord of the Rings, Merlin … all things like that. However, just […]

Paws and Prose: Creative Stories

As some of you know, I study Creative Writing at the University of Derby and I’m in my final year. Yay! I still don’t know if my degree will say Creative Writing, which was the name of the course when I signed up, or Creative and Professional Writing, […]

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Paws & Prose: Powers of an editing stick— Writer’s Tool 

Is it a drumstick? A chopstick? Wand? Nope, it’s an editing stick. Ok… it’s a chopstick really, but who says that something has only one purpose? Maybe, for example, a useful writer’s tool to help edit! Everyone always tells you to proofread your work, right? But you still […]

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Save the Cat by Blake Snyder| Berg’s Book Club

Book Title: Save the CatAuthor: Blake Snyder Book Series: Save the CatBook No.: Book 1Genre: Non-fiction, How to guidePublished: November 2016Publisher: Michael wiese productionsStar Rating: ★★★★ Introduction Save the Cat! No, not a real one. Save the Cat is a book for aspiring screenwriters on how to write a screenplay. I mean it has to be useful or it doesn’t fulfil its purpose really, does […]

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