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Interview: Anne McKeon, “Nine Lives”

We spoke to Anne McKeon,  who recently published her book, Nine Lives, with us. We talk to Anne about her favourite books, love of writing and how characters can call to you, asking for their story to be told. “I have been writing since a very young age – always keeping a diary and I still have all my diaries going back to when I was 15 years old. I initially wrote poetry from my late teens. Some years ago I went to a weekend workshop on creative writing and by the […]

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Crafting Shorter Sentences – Our 5 Top Tips

It is a truth, universally acknowledged, that all writers fall prey to overwriting at one time or another. Sometimes when you sit down to write, the mind can wander and sentences become as long as a winter evening, or your typical episode of The Wire. There is nothing wrong with it, but writing is like life: it needs variety. Run-on sentences also distract the writer and the reader and also force the reader to work harder to follow the story. Here are a few tricks to help trim the excess: […]

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