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Scratch beneath the surface of almost any profession and you’ll find opposing opinion. There will always be the purists who rose to power through the ‘proper’ channels, with the right education, and then there will be those that didn’t; the cowboys, the rebels, the Jobs of this world that did it their way because they didn’t want it any other way.

Online writing courses, are they worth it?

Posted by Katherine Smith in General

It is 1959, in the Beat Hotel in Paris, and William S. Burroughs is cutting up a newspaper.

Understanding the difference between plot and structure

Posted by Ben Gosling in General

The easiest step towards refining your writing process is determining what kind of writer you are. But worrying too much about method can distract you from actually telling your story.

Are you a planner or a ‘pantser’ – and does it really matter?

Posted by Ben Gosling in General

Laura sits down to a cup of coffee. She is pondering her dream. It is unlike her to be violent or so vivid. It doesn’t make any sense that the visions that fill her consciousness while sleeping should be so bloodthirsty. And, yet it thrilled her. Taking the spoon she adds a little extra sugar, to the cup before her and gives it a stir, watching its contents whir. Perhaps the sweetness will settle her.

Storytella’s writing secrets: Write efficiently with our Entity system

Posted by Katherine Smith in General

Hunched in a candle-lit corner the writer pulls out his pencil and begins scribbling in his leather-bound notebook.

Storytella writing secrets revealed: Find the freedom to write your way

Posted by Katherine Smith in General

I feel empty.

Storytella writing secrets revealed: Find your writing rhythm, find your focus

Posted by Katherine Smith in General