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September 17th, 2013 | Blog, Genre, Guest posts, Insights, Perfecting the craft, Tips | Tags:

By Lia Weston As writers, one of the few statements we can probably all agree on is that art is subjective.  There’s wriggle room within that definition, too; you can appreciate (or learn to appreciate in some cases) the work that goes into a particular piece even if you can’t […]

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September 5th, 2013 | Blog, Characters, Insights, Perfecting the craft | Tags:

By Malcolm Walker Continued on from this previous post  …The psychological motivation of characters can also have a bearing when thinking up names. If a particular character is serious or frivolous, sensitive or uncaring, happy or sad, does the name you settle upon reflect or enhance these traits or does […]

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August 14th, 2013 | Blog, Characters, Perfecting the craft, Resources, Tips | Tags:

By Malcolm Walker Shakespeare asks, ‘What’s in a name?’ and answers by telling us roses smell sweet whatever they are called. But Tim Winton’s character Rose Pickles out of Cloudstreet is anything but sweet: her character comes fully armed with thorns for most of the story – even though she […]

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