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Posted by on Apr 14, 2016 in Writing Fiction | 1 comment

Overkill: how to use hyperbole in creative writing

Let me guess.

You just woke up sweating in the middle of the night, thinking, “Aaagh! If I don’t find out what hyperbole means right now, the world is doomed!”

And you leapt out of bed, rushed to your computer and scrabbled frantically at the keyboard.


Well, perhaps that’s a slight exaggeration.

But occasionally, while you’re reading in bed, you’ve come across the word and thought, ‘Hyperbole? I’m pretty sure it’s something to do with exaggeration. But I’m trying to develop my creative writing: I must look it up some time.’

Here’s everything you need to know about using hyperbole for your creative writing, with lots of examples of the different types:

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Posted by on Mar 15, 2016 in Writing Fiction, Writing Your Blog | 0 comments

Should you publish your novel on your blog?

It’s a long old slog, isn’t it?

Writing your novel, I mean.

You’ve been writing for months, but you’re still nowhere near finishing.

And now you’re starting to lose impetus. What’s the point of all this work if no one’s ever gonna read it?

You need some feedback on your writing.

OK, you’d really like a bit of praise to encourage you to carry on, but that’s not the only thing. You’re worried that your novel is going in the wrong direction, or your characters are cliched…

Or is the whole thing just total rubbish and you should quit trying to write a novel and take up the banjo instead?

You’d just like to get a few opinions on your book before you go any further.

And then you get this great idea.

Why shouldn’t you publish your book, chapter by chapter, on your blog?

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Posted by on Jan 29, 2016 in Find Ideas, Writing Your Blog | 0 comments

12 blissfully simple ways to find blog post ideas you’ll love

You’re stuck for blog post ideas.


Everyone else seems to be blogging their socks off, but you can’t think what to write about.

You’ve tried other lists of advice, and they say things like ‘try writing list posts’ or ‘create a regular weekly post’. Maybe, but what about?

Don’t despair – and don’t give up on writing your blog just yet. We’re here to help.

Try these brilliantly easy ways to generate ideas for your blog:

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Posted by on Jan 1, 2016 in Find Ideas | 0 comments

Mythbinder Writing Prompts: January 2016

If your New Year’s Resolution is to do more writing, but you don’t know where to start, our January Writing Prompts will give you two writing ideas to challenge yourself every day for a month.

If you haven’t tried them before, read this guide first.

Try giving yourself around ten minutes for the first idea and twenty minutes for the second one. Having fun with these writing prompts? Please share them with a friend!

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