Writing Craft

Over the years I’ve run many workshops for writers centres, libraries, festivals and schools.

Here are some writing craft related posts on the ROR site. ROR is my writing group – see blog. Thanks to them I stay sane. We meet every year or so to critique each other’s WIPs (Work In Progress).

(If there are any topics you’d like me to cover, leave a request in the comments).

The Inner Life of a Successful Writer

How to Handle Contracts

Aspiring Writers Watch Out

Ian Irvine’s great post on Writers using Facebook

Story Structure

Inner Editor

Dynamic Dialogue

Turns out Vivid Dreamers are more Creative

Coming back to that manuscript

In Praise of Fantasy

The Holy Grail – Movie/TV series option on Books

E-books and Indie/Self Publishing

What will you do when you get the call?

Grab that reader in the first 10 minutes

Dark Urban Fantasy

Back story, the bane of  the SF and Fantasy Writer

Maps for writers: Part One, Part Two

Finding your Character’s Voice

In the Beginning …

Plotters Vs Pantsers


Applying for a Grant

World Con 2010 through the eyes of the Uninitiated

Editing and Revision

Feeding the Creative Crucible

Creativity, can it be harnessed?

The Writing Process

Writing Male Characters that Appeal to Male Readers (very cheeky since I’m not male)

Characterisation through View point, revealed by Action

Themes in Writing

The Allure of Steampunk

Flashbacks or Non-linear Storytelling

Aspiring Writer’s Checklist

Writing Groups, where would we be without them?

Nourish the Writer


Dialogue, the Good the Bad and the Ugly

Beware the Sagging Middle

Pitch your book

Synopsis, love ‘em, hate ‘em, can’t live without ‘em

Book Structure 101

View Point

The Getting of an Agent

Critiquing 101

ROR 101

Interested in writing for Computer Games?

Some useful industry links for Spec Fic Writers

Creativity and Intelligence

For Writers who are just starting out

Industry Links

Why is Fantasy so Popular

Convincing First Person Narrative


8 responses to “Writing Craft

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  3. Dear Rowena,
    So much information on one page! I feel I have hit the jackpot.
    I am a female fantasy writer from far north Queensland, having recently selfpublished a supernatural fantasy book called ‘Arrival’. The novel is an Amanda Quick style meets Carlos Casteneda type of book – would you consider reviewing it? I value your judgement highly. and crave your world of contacts!
    The book is for sale on Xlibris at; http://www.balyssonnegaunt.com but of course I would be more than happy to forward you a copy – I know you must get many such requests – but I promise this book is more than a little different from the rest. I know everyone says that, but this time it is true. Please check out my website if you are looking for a refreshing change from a local female voice.
    Yours sincerely,
    Bey-Alyssonne Gaunt

    • Hi Bey-Alyssonne,

      Thanks.I hope the advice is useful for writers. I’m learning al lthe time.

      I’m just so overwhelmed with work and writing, I’m not in a position to review. Best of luck withyour writing.

      Cheers, Rowena

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  5. Thanks for providing so many wonderful articles. I know what I’ll be reading today ^_^

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