Tag Archive | characters
Creating characters is by far my favourite part of the writing process. It gives you an idea of what it must be like to be God, as you mould your characters into what ever images you choose. As you add quirky little details to them, like the funny way they hold their cup, or their […]
I’ve always wanted a job writing menus for restaurants. To me, menus are a form of word alchemy. Lumps of meat become braised lamb, loin of pork, rump steak. Stew is transformed into cassoulet or bouillabaisse. The humble spud is sautéed or gratinated. Cheese isn’t just cheese. It’s Crozier Blue, Peccorino, feta. And all these […]
Setting is the 3D of writing. It turns story into a world and if you pay attention to describing that world, you’ll hook your readers in.
I’ve been blowing my trumpet about my novel, The Pink Cage, so hard for the last few weeks that I’ve been forgetting to tell people what the novel’s about. And it’s about time I did. For me, novels are all about the characters, so allow me to introduce the cast of The Pink Cage Astrid […]
There is a subtle difference between therapeutic and creative writing. Therapeutic writing is writing for release and for comfort. Creative writing is writing to tell stories, to invent, to find new ways of explaining universal concepts. In summary, therapeutic writing is for yourself, creative writing is for yourself and for others.
This is one of the greatest achievements of my writing career to date. An achievement that owes more to the creative writing talents of others, rather than my own. On Wedesnday, I completed my first series of creative writing classes for adults, as a tutor.