Woodville Parish Council

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A village in Kent that you won’t find on any map.
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How Long Can You Write For? And When Should You Stop?

How Long Can You Write For? And When Should You Stop?

How much writing can you get done in a day before your brain starts to melt? I’ve picked up a few tips over the years that might help… TRANSCRIPT: Hello folks. We writers talk a lot about writing habits, writing every day or writing regularly. But let’s have a think...
You’ve Written “The End”… Now What?

You’ve Written “The End”… Now What?

I finished the first draft of my novel this week… but what happens next? Jump right in to edit? Or… TRANSCRIPT: Hello, folks, I typed these beautiful words earlier this week… (The End) Of course, this is nothing like the end. This is a raggedy mess...
Writing Villains. How to create the Best Baddies.

Writing Villains. How to create the Best Baddies.

How can you write more effective bad guys? Give them a bigger sword? A more evil cackle? Or could the key to unlocking great villains be in your hero? Shock twist! TRANSCRIPT: Hello, folks, I’ve got to the point in the draft of this book when my traitor is about to be...
Writing Tipping Points and How to make your Scenes Work Harder

Writing Tipping Points and How to make your Scenes Work Harder

Each scene or chapter in your story should have some kind of tipping point where a decision is made. How can you use these to make give your characters more agency and drive the story? TRANSCRIPT Hello, folks. I’m now about halfway through the first draft of the third...
Writing with Urgency, or How not to bore the reader…

Writing with Urgency, or How not to bore the reader…

The middle act of a story is where it can really start to lose its energy. So how can we keep writing with a sense of urgency that will keep the reader turning the page? TRANSCRIPT: Hello, folks. As discussed last week, I’m still in the middle act of this novel, still...