Category Archives: Technique

  1. n Things… Editing Taught Me About this Creative Fiction Lark

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    May 10, 2014 by jcfarnham

    If you’re a writer, you edit. It’s as simple as that. Some of us however are more hardwired to doing …
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  2. Everything Can Be Fixed in Post, aka Don’t Sweat your Originality.

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    July 8, 2013 by jcfarnham

    I’ve been hearing a thing, or twenty, about the nature of the job, and the industry, and originality, and whatever …
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  3. The Word Mines and the Right Tools for the Job.

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    April 22, 2013 by jcfarnham

    I’ve always been of the opinion that nothing is off limits in writing… if done well and for all the …
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  4. How I Draft.

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    February 6, 2013 by jcfarnham

    I like to spend my first draft focusing on the bare essentials, ie, dialogue and plot specific narrative. It’s only …
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  5. More debunking of tropes.

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    January 22, 2013 by jcfarnham

    Last week I used a few of the more disliked examples of trope in fiction, and tried to explain why …
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  6. The Humble Map and Friends (aka The Otherness)

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    January 6, 2013 by jcfarnham

    A lot of writers swear by them, others are the first to warn you of making more work for yourself …
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  7. Characterisation #3: A character is defined by action.


    September 27, 2012 by jcfarnham

    If you’ve been following me for a while (or have trawled through my archives) you will know I, on and …
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