Namaste! This simple word means Hello in India, but around the globe it says so much more. It has an automatic way for bringing a sense of calm with it, that the person who says it is happy and content and wishes that for you. Maybe this is because I usually hear it when IContinue reading “Writing for Well-Being”
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Flexing the Writing Muscle
Do you write daily? I do. Now. Not always what I should be writing, but I do write. I am and have always been, a big list maker, it is probably why plotting ideas and creating beatsheets is easier for me than others. I can write extensive notes, on my work and that of myContinue reading “Flexing the Writing Muscle”
Hands up if you’re a writer who has suffered self -doubt? The two seem to go hand in hand, we are after all putting something very personal out there for public viewing and critisim. The key here is to understand that you will always get negative feedback off someone. It is down to taste, weContinue reading “Self Love”
It’s really as simple as that. Mistakes are allowed, in fact let’s go one step further and encourage them! Remember when I told you about my sons and the cornflakes? That was an accident. Son no. 3 had made the mistake of over reaching. BUT… if he hadn’t they would never have heard the soundsContinue reading “Writer’s Mistakes!”
Do you remember these cartoons drawn by Kim Casali for her new husband? They used to feature everywhere. Creativity can be like the many examples given in the ‘love is…’ cartoons, it comes in many forms. For me personally, my creativity comes out in writing, gardening, cooking, teaching and party planning and photography. I amContinue reading “Creativity is…”
5 Reasons Writers Should Read.
As a tutor, I always remind my students of the importance of reading. Whether you are writing novels, blogs, scripts for film, tv radio, game or theatre as well as non-fiction even for work, you should be reading what everyone else is doing. So I’ve put together some writing tips, 5 reasons why reasons isContinue reading “5 Reasons Writers Should Read.”
Fly me to the moon or Mordor.
Location. It’s not just a place, it’s a character. As a child did you have that special place where you hid out in a thunder storm? Or a place you returned to at every opportunity for adventure? I did. Back in my hometown there is a man-made lake, with a wooden bridge that takes youContinue reading “Fly me to the moon or Mordor.”
The Writer’s Garden.
Have you ever wondered why you seem to be so busy yet you have nothing to show for all your hyperactivity? Even a child will stop to smell the flowers. As a writer, it’s easy to get way-laid with inspiration, this is what I believe is the REAL writers block. Not a lack of ideasContinue reading “The Writer’s Garden.”
”We need to talk…”
As a writer, I create characters every day. I think in glorious technicolour and now 4K how they would look and behave. I think in a volume of how they would sound through a beautiful Bose system, while as a creative writing teacher, I give examples of how to bring them to live. I useContinue reading “”We need to talk…””
Covet final draft Well here it is and for anyone who read the last one, you will notice quite a few changes to layout, but also I hope conveys the character arc better. I have also after some advice tried to offer instead of a standard straight forward look but inserted some of the scenesContinue reading “Draft 4.0”