For the group on Sunday 29th, we’re going to have a look at the perennial topic of “showing and telling”. Remember, you need both, but they do different jobs. If you don’t always grasp the difference, here are some useful links I found: https://emmadarwin.typepad.com/thisitchofwriting/showing-and-telling-the-basics.htmlhttps://www.autocrit.com/editing/support/showing-vs-telling-indicators/https://www.novel-writing-help.com/writing-a-narrative.htmlhttps://jerichowriters.com/show-dont-tel Anyway, our exercise for next week is to write a little scene or […]
For our group on Sunday 22nd September, I thought we could try an exercise that comes from the FutureLearn course in Creative Writing that some of you may seen. You have to write a piece about yourself, a relative, a friend, a historical figure or some subject you are interested in and it has to […]
Next Sunday we’re going to have a look at characterisation and character. As Tony rightly said, ‘characterisation’ is all the stuff about your character’s favourite colour and the books he likes to read. ‘Character’ is about what he does in a crisis. There are loads of questionnaires online to help you with characterisation. I have chosen this […]
This week Rod is going to lead a session on Writing to a Prompt. We will practise the art in the group, so there’s no need for any preparation.