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Emma Pullar

The Uncomfortable Truth About #OwnVoices Stories

What are #OwnVoices Stories? For the uninitiated, #OwnVoices is a hashtag created by YA author Corinne Duyvis in 2015. The purpose of the hashtag is to highlight books that are written by an author that shares a marginalised identity with the protagonist. As time has gone on, the conversation around #OwnVoices has expanded informally to include TV and film too. If you are part of the underrepresented group like your main character, you’re writing an #OwnVoices story. For example, if you’re a BIPOC, neurodivergent or disabled writer writing a character or story about the challenges you have lived experience of,… Read More »The Uncomfortable Truth About #OwnVoices Stories

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Why The More Successful Writers Fail The Most

Successful Writers Sometimes, we meet/discover a writer who is super successful.  We think they must have been super lucky, too. Right place, right time and all that. If only we were so lucky! But what if I told you they’re super successful BECAUSE they failed … A LOT. Seems like an oxymoron, right? Except it isn’t. Many amazing writers are ‘successful failures’. The quote below is from J K Rowling’s Harvard Commencement Speech, The Fringe Benefits of Failure and the Importance of Imagination. Being as successful as she is, it’s hard to think of her as a writer who failed. But… Read More »Why The More Successful Writers Fail The Most

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Productivity Matters: How To Get Stuff Done

All About Productivity Productivity is a key concern of Bang2writers. It’s not difficult to see why: procrastination is a huge problem for writers. It’s easy to get stuck in a non-productive rut. We are daydreamers after all! So, if you’re a hobby writer wanting to turn pro, or a pro wanting to get more done, you need to learn how to boost your productivity. Luckily, we at B2W Headquarters have put together this handy round-up to help you make the most of your writing time. 1) 11 Habits That Can Transform Your Productivity Create good habits. Sounds easy, doesn’t it??… Read More »Productivity Matters: How To Get Stuff Done

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Death By Dialogue: How To Bring Your Writing Back To Life

Dialogue Death Dialogue is overrated. That doesn’t mean it’s not important, but you’ve heard the sayings … Actions speak louder than words … A picture tells a thousand words … What you see is what you get! Yet many writers still get hung up on dialogue. Either a script or novel is too dialogue-heavy or the dialogue isn’t authentic, or feels ‘in the nose’. Here are some tips to help you nail it! 1) DANGER: Why Dialogue Is Killing Your Screenplay Has your screenplay suffered death by dialogue? Don’t know how to bring it back to life? We got ya covered!… Read More »Death By Dialogue: How To Bring Your Writing Back To Life

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The B2W Ultimate Guide To Structure

B2W Guide To Structure Why do we need a guide to this stuff? Well, writers get structure WRONG all the time! Yes, even when they are not newbies! We all know that structure is what holds your story together. If you don’t nail it your work will fall apart and you’ll end up rewriting until your eyeballs fall out and your fingers bleed. True story. So, without further ado, here’s the B2W ultimate guide on everything you need to know about structure. Let’s go … 1) 5 Problems with Structure ALL Writers Have Yes, even you! You might not be… Read More »The B2W Ultimate Guide To Structure

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