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...
This is a volume of works I will return to, not only for the pleasure of reading it over, but for the valuable insider knowledge and tips...
The world has become an ‘instant’ place. Yet we seem impatient for more. More time and convenience.
I am not a reviewer, but I like to share my thoughts when I read a good book. (I am proud to say I am currently reading some great books by Australian writers.) A Guide To Berlin was written by one of my favourite Oz writers, Gail Jones. Don't get me wrong, I am not … Continue reading A Guide To Berlin by Gail Jones – my thoughts
In my last post I told you that I was easily distracted from writing, in reality suffering from the chronic malaise of procrastination. Then how did I manage to write more than 117,000 words in eight months you ask? Glad you asked. When I began my draft last year, I set myself a goal of … Continue reading If Anthony Trollope can do it, or 117,000 words 15 mins at a time.