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The Craft of Writing by Anne Skyvington - 3w ago

This post from 2012 has been updated May 3rd 2019 with some changes. 1. Self Publishing Is Easy (according to some!) Firstly, choose a size for your print book, format…

The post Self Publishing appeared first on Anne Skyvington.

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The Craft of Writing by Anne Skyvington - 1M ago

This post from December 2016, has been re-edited and re-published in April, 2019. Broad and Narrow Genres Since the proliferation of Creative Writing courses in universities in the Anglo world,…

The post Genre in Writing appeared first on Anne Skyvington.

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More confusion surrounds the concept of Point of View in fiction writing than any other term. One of the problems is that writers, and I have been guilty of this…

The post Another Look at Point of View appeared first on Anne Skyvington.

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The Craft of Writing by Anne Skyvington - 1M ago

Note: I first published this post on this blog in February, 2013. I have added little to the original for re-scheduling it in April 2019, apart from photos and some…

The post Structuring a Short Story appeared first on Anne Skyvington.

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In 2015, I titled this post “A Crafty, Callous and Curmudgeonly Crew”, which was a boating metaphor for the members of cabinet at the time. I found their lack of…

The post Boat People to Australia: a revisit appeared first on Anne Skyvington.

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Why design an ebook? I wanted to include a special offer for new subscribers to my blog. This is called a lead magnet. I decided to create an ebook based…

The post How to create an ebook in 5 easy steps… appeared first on Anne Skyvington.

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Definitions of a Scene  A scene is the smallest unit of narration. It is a story with a beginning, middle, and an end. One editor calls it the DNA of…

The post What is a Scene in a Novel? appeared first on Anne Skyvington.

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The Craft of Writing by Anne Skyvington - 4M ago

How to Write a Novel After gaining a Teaching Certificate in 1965,  I embarked on a journey from Australia to England, passing along the Suez Canal shortly before its forced…

The post The Sea Voyage: a metaphor appeared first on Anne Skyvington.

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Many people lump black birds (crows or ravens) and pied ones, such as the Australian magpie, all together, and think of them as “birds of ill omen” or some such.…

The post Bird Mythology: Crows and Magpies of Australia appeared first on Anne Skyvington.

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Alone not lonely is Maureen Mendelowitz’s second novel to be published by Gininderra Press (2018). I attended the successful launch of the book at JewishCare Centre in Woollahra recently. The…

The post Alone not lonely in Apartheid South Africa appeared first on Anne Skyvington.

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