“In writing. Don’t use adjectives which merely tell us how you want us to feel about the thing you are describing. I mean, instead of telling us a thing was “terrible,” describe it so that we’ll be terrified. Don’t say it was “delightful”; make us say “delightful” when we’ve read the description. You see, all those words (horrifying, wonderful, […]
As I mentioned in the previous blog post, I have followed The Artist’s Way (Julia Cameron) on and off for years now. It is definitely a valuable tool for an artist, whatever your art form, and within its cover, you will find many ways to unleash your creativity. It’s full of writing tips, advice and […]
I have to say I think we are all a little bit creative! Now, don’t fret, this doesn’t mean you have to start a blog, design your own furniture or take up an art class, unless you want to. Nor does it mean you can have a Diva strop in Tesco because they’re out of […]
Have you met Miss Jones? My favourite part of being a writer is creating characters, they just drop into my head and I get an image of them doing something funny and we’re off. I tap away at the keyboard or write with a pen. Pages later I resurface, in a daze and read back the […]
Something occurred to me recently, I’m hearing the phrase ‘pictures or it didn’t happen’ more and more. As a writer this concerns me slightly. Are our precious words being left behind as we start to think in images? I have purposely left images out of this blog post. Can you cope? Thought so, but read on […]
I love Despicable Me, love the little minions and Gru, he’s funny!! I love funny things, things that make me smile, including big packs of Revels, Russell Brand, serendipity and I especially love it when I get an idea! Just like Gru I have that ‘Light Bulb!’ moment and immediately scribble down notes or the bones of ‘something’ What […]
Sticky toffee pudding is something we all eat in the UK right? So when I decided ‘off the cuff’ to make this masterpiece of puddings and did a quick mobile search for an ingredient list, all I found was American recipes. Now, I learnt early on in a teen cooking disaster involving carrot cake and a two day […]
‘I like my women to be feminine, not sliding into tackles and covered in mud’, Brian Clough.
He said nothing about being 2 stone heavier from eating pies right? Cool I’m good to go!