Well, look, listen this is worth some consideration. Have you ever had one of those moments, when you are trying to write something, a novel, a short story or a piece of poetry and nothing is coming, you can’t find the words? Or you start something and then decide you don’t like it, do a re-write and still don’t like it? Or you get to the end of a novel and decide you hate it? You want to write something entirely different?
Continue reading “Creative Writing: Love It Or Hate It!”
The other day I was walking through an underpass in my neighbourhood in north London trying to catch a shop just before it closed. I had no particular thought in my head (unusual for me, believe me)! Then this woman pushed a leaflet into my hand, saying something like ‘God loves you, read this!’
Continue reading “The Accidental Writer!”
Hello and welcome from a very sultry London! I know we are kind of in the lazy hazy summer season with plenty of exciting sport on the television, but that doesn’t mean it’s a reason to slack off from writing – or at least thinking about it!
Continue reading “Putting Your Story Together – Novels”
So you want to be a writer? Well done, you have taken a brave step! Many have gone before you and failed!
Continue reading “Minimum Wage! Welcome to a Writer’s Life – Not for the faint-hearted!”
It’s the summer of 1972 in the rough neighbourhood of Washington DC. Three white teenagers decide to drive through a traditional black neighbourhood dubbed ‘Heathrow Heights’ for want of anything else to do, to kick up a little dust. And this they manage to do up until a point. Only, this being a George Pelecanos novel, you know it is not going to end well!
Continue reading “George Pelecanos – The Turnaround, A Book Review”
It’s one thing to be able to tell a story. If it gets published it might sell reasonably well – good going. However, it is an entirely different thing to be able to tell a GREAT story that will go on to sell bucket-loads regardless of your chosen publishing route.
Continue reading “The Art of Good Storytelling”
Where does creativity reside? In your soul? In your head? In your cells? In the atmosphere?
Continue reading “Thoughts on Creativity – A Ramble!”