Tip 5: Allow your readers to form a mental picture of your story by including plenty of detail

March 17, 2011

This post relates to my blog series on the top ten tips to writing a novel. Visit my archives to see the full list, and other relevant postings. I believe one of the great joys of writing is that you can create a world exactly how you want it to be. When you do so, [...]

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Tip 4: Open with a Bang!

March 10, 2011

This post relates to my blog series on the top ten tips to writing a novel. Visit my archives to see the full list, and other relevant postings. “Help please! Somebody help me!” It took all of Michael’s strength to hang onto the tiny ledge with his fingertips. “No one can hear you, there’s no [...]

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Tip 3. Understand Your Characters

March 3, 2011

This post relates to my blog series on the top ten tips to writing a novel. Visit my archives to see the full list, and other relevant postings. Characters in books are generally larger than life. They need to be in order to grab and hold your reader’s attention. They can be based on real [...]

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Tip 2: Spend time developing your story

February 25, 2011

This post relates to my blog series on the top ten tips to writing a novel. Visit my archives to see the full list, and other relevant postings. It’s often very tempting to have an idea for a book (or something else for that matter), and be so keen that you just want to launch [...]

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Tip 1: Write about something you know

February 17, 2011

This post relates to my blog series on the top ten tips to writing a novel. Visit my archives to see the full list, and other relevant postings. This might sounds surprisingly obvious, but many people feel they need to write about something ‘important’, or more often, current. The world is buying a lot of [...]

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Top 10 Tips for writing the perfect novel

February 9, 2011

A lot of people ask me about tips for writing a book. Here I will list my top ten, and I will go into more detail for each on future blog posts. This list has been written from the perspective of a fictional book, however many apply to non-fiction writing. 1. Write about something you [...]

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Video Teaser for “The Cure”!

December 23, 2010

Take a look at a video we did for “The Cure”. I thought it would be an easy way to introduce the book! Let me know what you think… Is it too much like Obi-Wan? Video teaser for “The Cure” here

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Something different in a wedding shot?

November 17, 2010

I was thinking about creating my latest post, and thought about all the things I am currently doing, and what might be interesting. On Sunday, I am shooting what should be a great wedding – relaxed, on the beach, not too big. I thought a few tips on taking photographs at weddings for people interested [...]

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Mastering the Group Portrait

October 28, 2010

Recently I did a blog about taking a portrait of an individual. So what would we do differently if we were shooting a group? Many of the key elements hold true, but there are some subtle differences. I have listed the summary first, with some details to follow: Summary Find a location with some nice [...]

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“There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face” ~ Ben Williams

October 15, 2010

I thought I would write about a shoot we did this week. I’m lucky enough to takes some photos for Guide Dogs Victoria, and this week we had to photograph a litter of 7 puppies. Well you know what they say about working with children and animals! This litter had recently gone out to the [...]

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