Category Archives: Tom’s Writing & Storytelling Tips

For the tyro writer. Whether writing a short story, novel, or work of non-fiction or simply wishing to tell an oral story well, the blog posts here will probably be helpful to you.

Storytelling and Life Experience

Bored with the thought of watching more television, I turned to the bookshelves in my study and, lo! – found a little book I haven’t opened in a long time.   It is one of my oldest.   The title:  A Seaman’s … Continue reading

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More Words on Words

More Words on Words Yesterday, whilst browsing through my bookshelves, I came across a slim, paperback volume that I’d bought back in 1984.   The book is called The Key to a Better Vocabulary, by Hal. G. Vermes, and was written … Continue reading

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“Remember When…”

Here is an example of soliloquy in a short piece I wrote for publication in a Naval Magazine around twelve years ago, i.e. around the turn of the 21st Century.   It bespeaks the way of life of the radio telegraphist and the … Continue reading

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