That all depends on how far you will go for that slice of sweet goodness! Firstly, let’s look at the reasons you may want to be an indie author. You like to remain in CONTROL of EVERYTHING. I get this, I honestly do, when you go down the traditionally published route your begin to looseContinue reading “Is Indie Publishing a Piece of Cake?”
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.”
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.”
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.”
Belonging to a writing group is about taking strength from that group and giving it back.
Can you believe it’s June already? It seems like it was only last week I was putting the Christmas decorations away and desperately searching for the perfect year planner. Now it’s halfway through the year. So how are those targets coming along? I’m happy to hold my hand up and admit life got in theContinue reading “How’s the ‘big plan’ going?i”
Excuses range from their reading is not good enough, or they didn’t do well at school. Some believe that no-one would want to read their story but most lack the confidence to show their work to others, even loved ones.
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…””
Active Questions- Creswick (2016) Director and Writer Natalie Erika James; Writer – Christian White – Available online at <https://vimeo.com/157958148> Accessed on 1 st May 2018 Creswick is the story of a young woman helping pack up her father’s home, while both have the strange feeling they are not alone. The active questions come soon; WhoseContinue reading “Who? What? Why? When?”
For this review, time was of an essence, so I watched a short ( and for those who are not aware sign up to http://www.shortoftheweek.com for some amazing short films. https://www.shortoftheweek.com/2018/04/18/writers-workshop/ Writer’s Workshop (2018) is an 11 minute dark comedy written and directed by Ryan Frances Johnson about Jeremy an aspiring writer attending a writersContinue reading “Words can Kill – The use of Dialogue”