as some of you already know, i've been busy setting up a new fiction publication here in South Africa recently. the foundations are just about complete and first publishing date is tentatively set for begin september... Local fiction doesn't get much exposure here. In fact, other than a few very small and almost non-existent publications, there is only one weekly magazine publishing short stories in the whole country. and it doesn't even have literary pretensions
i've set up a blog as a temporary website and i'd like to direct a few WFG members to the Writing Tips section. i've attempted to put together a basic 'how to' course for beginner writers, although i've also heard it said that no-one can really teach you how to write - you either can or you can't... that aside, hopefully it not only gives aspiring writers a few useful tools, but encouragement too.
i would really appreciate some feedback from the writers here:
1) have i missed something huge? i know creative writing is a large topic, but i want to at least cover all the basics.
2) is any point incomplete and would it be more helpful if it were expanded upon?
3) is any point completely superfluous or inaccurate?
4) in general, do you think it may be helpful to writers - esp. the newbies?
comments welcome here or on the blog