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.
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!’
So you want to be a writer? Well done, you have taken a brave step! Many have gone before you and failed!
Where does creativity reside? In your soul? In your head? In your cells? In the atmosphere?
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?
Well, well, well, so Christmas 2017 is finally behind us. Didn’t it rush up fast!! I bet you thought you would not survive all the festive activities, visiting family that you haven’t seen since, well, last year, making small talk, smiling sweetly! Hell, they don’t call it the ‘silly season‘ for nothing!
Hello and welcome to December! With the holiday season just around the corner maybe you will have a little extra time to do some creative writing, but think on this first…
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!”