Biographical Fiction

In this article two primary aspects will be considered: Why the genre of ‘Biographical Fiction’ exists and How to go about structuring a manuscript for this genre. To set the matter in context: By very definition the content of autobiographical, biographical and memoir books must be entirely truthful and based upon real people, events and facts. For … More Biographical Fiction

Reactivation

After a longer than expected period of inactivity, it is intended, hoped, to recompense regular updates in the coming week (commencing 9 October 2017). Author related: book writing; publishing; technical; etc. articles and posts on Tuesdays. Reader orientated: articles; reviews; interviews; etc. on Fridays. Apologies are extended to regular readers of, and visitors to, the … More Reactivation

Names in Memoirs

  When first setting out to write a memoir, autobiography or biography many authors face the challenge of whether to use actual names or not. This discussion will primarily focus upon the stories of every-day people rather than famous; infamous or well-known personalities. The latter will be touched upon later.   Why the concern? The … More Names in Memoirs

Writer’s Block

‘The condition of being unable to create a piece of written work because something in your mind prevents you from doing it.’ (Cambridge Dictionary) ‘The condition of being unable to think of what to write or how to proceed with writing.’ (Oxford Dictionary) ‘A usually temporary condition in which a writer finds it impossible to … More Writer’s Block

Stress and Creativity

Though the following is primarily intended for authors most will apply to all walks-of-life and professions. In modern society ‘stress’ is a much used word; some may consider it overused. Nevertheless, it is a recognised psychological/medical condition that a majority will suffer or have suffered with at some stage in their life. The following is … More Stress and Creativity

Priorities – Values

From time to time, everyone should, needs, to evaluate or re-evaluate their life. It may simply be a matter of confirming they are where they want to be or it may be a matter of making decisions for altering the future. Whichever it is, to effectively identify their existing position, they will need to consider … More Priorities – Values