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The Penned Sleuth Podcast Matthew Dewey

    • Education

Providing you with educational podcasts, book reviews and short stories to enjoy and learn from! Improve your writing skills or develop your imagination with these insightful podcasts.

    The Iron Man by Ted Hughes - Book REVIEW

    The Iron Man by Ted Hughes - Book REVIEW

    The Iron Man by Ted Hughes is a children’s story. I’m not going to beat around the bush; my last book review was Metro 2034, a grim post-apocalyptic novel with many darker scenes and now I am reviewing a children’s book. Next week I will have a more mature book to review, but for now, I will give you my thoughts on a book that will take 30 minutes to read.

    The book review: https://www.thepennedsleuth.com/blog/the-iron-man-by-ted-hughes-book-review

    • 4 min
    Writing Thoughts: Natural vs Synthetic Humanity in Cyberpunk Stories

    Writing Thoughts: Natural vs Synthetic Humanity in Cyberpunk Stories

    For this week’s writing thoughts I will be talking about a recurring theme in cyberpunk stories; natural vs synthetic humanity. It’s a classic story that goes back to the tale of Frankenstein and his monster. Having talked about the cyberpunk genre earlier this week, this topic sprung to mind and it’s a fun one to focus on!

    Here are my thoughts!

    The blog post: https://www.thepennedsleuth.com/blog/writing-thoughts-natural-vs-synthetic-humanity-in-cyberpunk-stories

    • 6 min
    Cyberpunk Insights for Writers: Tips for Writing Your Cyberpunk Story

    Cyberpunk Insights for Writers: Tips for Writing Your Cyberpunk Story

    Cyberpunk is a subgenre of science fiction, but like any genre with the word ‘punk’ in it, it focuses on the underworld society, the lowlife perspective in a dystopian future. Writing this genre requires a captivating story that highlights the issues in man’s desire for power at any cost and the slow decline of morality in society. It’s tense most of the time, shocking the rest, but captivating all the way through!

    Here are some insights on cyberpunk stories and advice for writing your story!

    Website: https://www.thepennedsleuth.com/

    • 15 min
    My Top 10 Tips for Writing Anything | Inspiration, Productivity and Improving

    My Top 10 Tips for Writing Anything | Inspiration, Productivity and Improving

    I’ve been talking about some specific genres a lot lately, neglecting others, so let’s fix that. I am going to give you 10 tips that will help your writing no matter who you are and what genre you work with. These are tips I gather from my top articles and blog posts, the tips that will help anyone ready to try them out.

    Let’s get started!

    https://www.thepennedsleuth.com/blog/my-top-10-tips-for-writing-anything-inspiration-productivity-and-improving

    • 18 min
    The Fantasy-Story Writing Toolkit: Tips and Ideas - Part 2

    The Fantasy-Story Writing Toolkit: Tips and Ideas - Part 2

    One can’t sum up fantasy with world types and magical systems; there is a lot more to talk about. In this second part, we will be discussing creatures, races, deities, world structures and plot types. I go through some of the best methods for writing these fantasy elements, as well as different examples and which ones suit your story best.

    With that said, let’s begin!



    Your FREE Course: https://matthewdewey.newzenler.com/courses/writing-a-better-main-character

    The Writer's Workshop: https://www.thepennedsleuth.com/writers-workshop.html

    My Website: https://www.thepennedsleuth.com/

    Article: https://www.thepennedsleuth.com/blog/the-fantasy-story-writing-toolkit-tips-and-ideas-part-2

    • 20 min
    Advice I Wish I Knew Before I Started Writing - Tips for Young Writers

    Advice I Wish I Knew Before I Started Writing - Tips for Young Writers

    A couple of years ago, I realised that I would always be in a state of learning. I would always be disappointed when I looked at my old writing. I would always find a new technique or writing style that I would like to assimilate into my own. I would be writing, editing, studying, rewriting and repeating all these steps. As the years go by, I will have more books with my name on them, but more than that, I would be better equipped for writing the next book.

    However, if I could send some writing advice to my younger self, this is what I would tell him!

    https://www.thepennedsleuth.com/blog/advice-i-wish-i-knew-before-i-started-writing-tips-for-young-writers

    • 17 min

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