I am really enjoying several UDEMY courses at the moment including a course by Sean Platt whose eBooks on kindle publishing are highly motivating and energizing as well as practical. Yesterday Moira Eribenne gave me five words to create a mini outline or story ‘beats’ and
Last week I posted a an extract from a short story by Ray Bradbury where he used a second person narrator. The effect of this narrative view point is very interesting as it immediately involves the reader in the perspective to the point of complicity or collusion. Our ‘I’
It’s rather humid in Horwich (Bolton) today. A little heavy and rainy and as I drank my cup of tea I thought of my brother’s Southern Home State of North Carolina and all that heat. Travel further South from there, and you’re in James Lee Burke country where swamps
“Deep silence fell about the little camp, planted there so audaciously in the jaws of the wilderness. The lake gleamed like a sheet of black glass beneath the stars. The cold air pricked. In the draughts of night that poured their silent tide from the depths of the forest, with messag
‘‘I wonder that the great master who knew everything, when he called Sleep the death of each day’s life, did not call Dreams the insanity of each day’s sanity.” (Dickens, Night Walks). It’s human arrogance to assume your dreams are your own.
Loosening up our creative writing ‘muscles’ is made easy through a dalliance with the second person ‘you’ narrator. For when you write as ‘you’ the pen feels liberated and can find immediate direction and story. Just try it and see. Give yourself
A few weeks ago I walked around Barrow Bridge Village in Bolton. The village is beautiful and wherever you walk you can hear running water. Moss hangs luxuriantly over the stone walls and seems to be the scent holder of all the olfactory goings on in the village! So here in tribute to