Then I started to wonder what happened to these characters I created
Beautiful writing paints an image
Everywhere there is a story. We just need to observe and give our imagination free reign
...if you are not like me and don't mind desecrating the pages, write notes direct to the page and underline like crazy.
or...How Her Father's Daughter came about I am a serious pantser. Not something I chose, it's the way I am. I might begin to write towards a particular turning point but the pen or the keys take off in a different direction and before I know it my characters are saying and doing things they … Continue reading Pantsing along…
Writers are often asked in interviews to explain which books and or authors have shaped them, or have helped define their writing. Children's classics like Anne of Green Gables and the Famous Five are spoken of with pleasure, and likewise Gumnut Babies and The Magic Pudding. Agatha Christie, Dorothy L Sayers and P.D. James inspire mystery writers. Dickens, Austen, Hemingway...the list goes on … Continue reading Shaped or Shapeless
...few of us balk at flowers and chocolates, but your writer may be hoping for something a little more writerly.
A writer must simply sit with pen and paper and the words will flow seamlessly onto the page...
A recent article in a national newspaper bemoaned the fact that the working day has gone beyond the 9-5, Monday to Friday realm with the advent of the much maligned digital age. I understand the journalist's point that emails and texts from the boss or client or even the colleague, can and do invade the … Continue reading Writin’ 9 to 5…
Can the name of a character make or break how we react to or even write them? We all know the Rose reference in Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, but do names have an effect on how we see people, read characters or even write them?