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”
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!”
Story Craft Basics
Designed with the new writer in mind. Four 2 hour sessions filled with the basics of crafting a story.What exactly do you need and what can you delete? The course is held online via Zoom. Don’t worry about Zoom fatigue, you will have time off the screen writing, and being kept busy. Bring a drinkContinue reading “Story Craft Basics”
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.”
How’s the ‘big plan’ going?i
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”
Redefining that Sinking Feeling
Get Out. Dir. Jordan Peel (2017) Multiple award-winning film, Get Out is marketed as a horror. Immediately I felt like I knew this film. It had the ring of a 70’s B movie, you knew what was coming, the tone was set. A black man walking a quiet suburban street in the dark ofContinue reading “Redefining that Sinking Feeling”
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”