One of the key aspects of fiction writing is developing and using an adept style of writing. There are many elements that go towards this, but for this meet-up, we will concentrate on: ‘Show, Don’t Tell’ and ‘Evocation.’ This session will delve into these key elements that go towards an effective writing style.
Writing at times can be a solitary affair, so this session has been setup to meet and write in the company of others. It is for all those who write, whether that be fiction, non-fiction or even software/web development coding. This writing session will last for 2 hours from 10.30am and will be held inContinue reading Writing In Fellowship Meeting (Writing Session)
Here is great advice on the craft of writing from George R.R. Martin. In summary of a key point in the video, writing is about creating strong emotions, such as when a character dies or is murdered you should feel for that character. Either if it’s sorrow or relief. So to create memorable and engagingContinue reading George R.R. Martin on why he Kills Characters
Yesterday a workshop was held on some of the key aspects of developing and using an adept style of writing. There are many elements that go towards this, but in this workshop we concentrated on ‘Show, Don’t Tell’ and ‘Evocation.’ The workshop went well and feedback has been great. Aside from the technical aspects ofContinue reading Developing your Writing Style (Evocation and Show, Don’t Tell) – Workshop
The Wilderness: A vast expanse of untamed nature, a place of danger, mystery and viewed as a habitat to tread in carefully, if at all, by our ancient ancestors. A prominent theme in mythology, wilderness is often used in storytelling as a place of moral testing and tales of warning from the great unknown. But whyContinue reading The Role of The Wilderness in Storytelling
I wish you all a wonderfully creative, happy, healthy, and safe new year, full of laughter and love. ** After 5+ years of blogging, I thought I’d try something new… finally. How about a Monthly Speculative Fiction Writing Prompt? Sue Vincent was the inspiration for this idea since I’ve loved participating in her weekly prompts […]Continue reading New Year, New Feature: a Speculative Fiction Writing Prompt — Myths of the Mirror
How To Write Like Stephen King: Don’t, write like you!
For as long as human beings have been self-aware, it seems they have also been aware of ghosts. The concept of ghosts, and also ghost stories, dates far back into human history and has captivated and mystified the human race for generations. A rustle in the bushes, the sound of something creaking, and the anxiety entwinedContinue reading A Concise History of Ghosts and Famous Accounts in Literature
M R James (1 August 1862 – 12 June 1936). One of my favourite writers is M R James. Who is best known for his chilling Victorian ghost stories. M R James: a master of the uncanny, the purveyor of the uncomfortable, a creator of hair-raising, blood-tingling tales. Renowned for his supernatural ghostly tales, andContinue reading M. R. James (and his Ghost Stories)