Monthly Archives: November 2010

Grab that reader in the first 10 minutes

There’s a saying in movies that you have to grab the viewer in the first ten minutes. Next time you’re watching your favourite movies take a look at what has happened by the ten minute mark. By the time those … Continue reading

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Book Trailers on a Budget

The irrepressible Thoraiya, reader and commenter on this blog has had a novella published with Twelfth Planet Press. Yay, for Thoraiya. To coincide with the release of this back-to-back novella, she’s made a book trailer. I was so impressed with … Continue reading

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Writing a play Vs writing a short story

Vision writers’ very own Michele Cashmore has a play being performed next weekend (Saturday 13th of November). I’ve invited Michele along to the ROR blog to talk about the art of play writing. Take it away, Michele …     … Continue reading

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Diamond Eyes – Winner!

LOL! Trick question: You’re ALL right: For Mira: different characters pronounce her name differently, so why can’t we? e.g. Mee-rah, when Ben’s frustrated with her, shaking his head, or Mi-rah! when it’s an urgent shout for her to get out… and there’s … Continue reading

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Back story, the bane of the SF and Fantasy Writer.

We’ve had a request this week from Sally, who would like to: ‘see a post about how to feed in back story without swamping the narrative drive and tension’.   ‘ We writers of speculative fiction spend so much time … Continue reading

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