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Blythe Beresford

Writer, nature enthusiast, and lover of the unusual.

Author Interview #4: Jack Price

This week I'm interviewing Jack Price, who has recently self-published on Amazon Kindle. He chooses to express himself through lots of different mediums, and I wanted to know what pushed him to become a writer in the first place.

Scrivener! And other writing platforms.

Today I'm talking about Scrivener and my extensive (ha-ha) knowledge of the software itself. If you're interested to know more about the MS-Word-But-For-Writers, head on through to the main post.

I'm also running a small competition to give away my 50% discount code for Scrivener.

RP: A History of Collaborative Writing

RP. You're thinking... what? Received pronunciation? Rating pending? No, none of those things. I'm talking about roleplay. Potentially quite a few strange and different thoughts are going through your head right now. Are you sat there thinking, "what the heck?... Continue Reading →

Author Interview #3: John Beresford

The world of writing and authors in that world remained closed to me for a long time before I enrolled at Huddersfield Uni. But before that, perhaps one of the only authors I did know was John Beresford. He's been established for more than 10 years now as a self-published author and has a small following in the UK and across the channel. Follow the cut to read how my interview with him went.

What’s on my Reading Shelf? #1

When I'm not writing, I'm either gaming or reading. This week I'll be giving you a little peek at what I've been reading recently and what I've had on the back-burner for over four years (oh dear...).

Narratives Are Everywhere: Video Game Edition

Following up from my post last week, I wanted to expand on what I said about everything being a narrative, and them being quite literally everywhere.

Specifically, I wanted to comment on games as narratives. Now if you're a gamer, surely you play for the entertainment value. But how important is the story?

Future Timelines

Fiction is forever predicting what will come next. But how accurate is it, and how much have we caught up to the imaginations of writers such as Isaac Asimov and Alan Moore?

Adrenaline, Inspiration, and Progress.

Facing the twins of adrenaline and inspiration, I've been making significant progress with the first draft of my final year project. This week, I'm talking about inspiration and where ideas can come from - and about making sure you notice every opportunity for inspiration.

Read on to take a look at what's been keeping me busy lately, and where I usually get my ideas from!

Planning vs. Pantsing: Which One?

If you've ever written a novel, you'll know it's no easy feat. In fact, if you've ever written anything, it's not easy. But I'm focusing on novels in particular, because that's what I tend to write most of the time.

Now don't get me wrong - there are a lot of pitfalls and places to trip up while writing a book. But one of the biggest decisions is whether to flat out write the damn thing - 'pants' it - to completely write with abandon, no plan, to plunge into the writing head-on, or to meticulously plan every last detail before you start writing.

Which one is better?

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