So you are writing your first novel. You have worked out your characters, plot and conflict. This process could take sometime because creative writing is an art and not a science, therefore individual writers have different approaches to writing fiction.
Here’s the thing. Being a writer is not the easiest thing to do. It’s lonesome, and can be unrewarding.
Picture this for a moment! You are writing this wonderful piece of fiction. Every word you have written is as you imagined it in your head! Until you read it back some time later and you are about ready to hurl your computer or notebook through the nearest window!
Let me ask you a question! Of all the fiction you have read over the years, what book or books stand out the most?
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!’
Where does creativity reside? In your soul? In your head? In your cells? In the atmosphere?
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…
Have you ever thought about what makes a good novel? So you are in your local library or bookshop