"Boy Scouts," he said. I couldn't help laughing at the picture of boy scouts escorting reluctant elderly ladies across the road.
...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...
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?
Should we always write loveable characters? Or even likeable? I recently received constructive feedback on a short story I entered into a competition. One of the comments "...this successfully built empathy for her situation whilst allowing one to dislike her for..." led me to wonder how many times a character I have had empathy for, … Continue reading Are your characters loveable?
There is much to be said for having your own personal writing space. Some of us have managed to carve out a spot; a corner of the bedroom or lounge, the end of the dining table, even a room to ourselves. However, unless that space has a lock on the door or a cone of … Continue reading To write distraction free. Bliss.
For starters, get up and stop sulking...