Woodville Parish Council

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A village in Kent that you won’t find on any map.
Home to the Witches of Woodville

Ten Questions

Ten Questions

I was asked ten questions by the author JS Clerk on writing, agents, perspective, voice, the Bestseller Experiment podcast, and all that good stuff. And here are my answers… You can see more of JS Clerk’s interviews here. TRANSCRIPT: Did you always want to be an...
Words To Cut To Make Your Prose More Punchy

Words To Cut To Make Your Prose More Punchy

Want to make your prose more punchy? Try cutting a few of those filler and filter words. Note: these aren’t hard and fast rules. Of course you can use adjectives and adverbs whenever you like. But if you’re editing, it’s not a bad idea to trim as many as possible....
Five Tips for Writing Exposition

Five Tips for Writing Exposition

Here are five tips for writing exposition without getting bogged down in, well, exposition… TRANSCRIPT: Hello, folks, let’s talk about exposition. I’ve got to the bit in my book where my protagonist figures out what the villain is up to and there’s a ticking clock and...
Here’s One Way To Write A First Draft

Here’s One Way To Write A First Draft

I’ve been working on a new way of writing the first draft of my novel. And it’s been working really well… so far… TRANSCRIPT: Hello, folks. Apologies for the hair. Still in lockdown and two weeks till I get a haircut, so this is going to get worse before it gets...
Plotting vs Pantsing

Plotting vs Pantsing

When you write, do you prefer to outline beforehand? Or write by the seat of your pants? I go for a walk without a map and discuss plotting versus pantsing. Beware: heavy-handed metaphors ahead! TRANSCRIPT: Hello folks, Mark Stay here. I’m on a walk today. One of the...