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 aContinue 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!’
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!
So you want to be a writer? Well done, you have taken a brave step! Many have gone before you and failed!
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.
Have you ever thought about what it takes to be a good writer? Any kind of writer? What distinguishes an average writer from a great writer?
One night some years ago I sent a message to the hugely successful novelist Danielle Steel to see what help and advice she could offer me, an aspiring writer. This was her response…
So you have decided there is only one thing for it. Maybe you have tried other jobs like working in an office, working in the local supermarket, cleaning toilets, driving a bus. None of these jobs do much for you except use up most of your time and the pay is not going to makeContinue reading “The Writing Process”
Not so long ago there was this woman… Okay, before we go any further this woman is me! Yes, I was thinking about my life many years ago when I was in my twenties, partying with my many, many friends, living a somewhat carefree life. Well, fast forward an undisclosed number of years andContinue reading “Reflections of a Creative Writer!”
Did I tell you that I am a perfectionist by nature? Well I am. It’s not enough for me to just want to write. It is my wish to write well, and to get better and better…