Month: January 2014

Why Conflict & Thinking Like A Child Make The Best Stories – Dear Writer Letter 7

Over the next month I’ll be working my way through ‘Dear Writer Revisited’, a book on writing by award-winning short story author Carmel Bird which follows fictional letters (and lessons) between a manuscript assessor, Virginia O’Day and ‘Dear Writer’. I’ll be blogging about my thoughts on this book, its lessons and using it to improve my knowledge of the writing… Read more →

Show Don’t Tell – It’s Funnier That Way

If you’ve attended a writing course you will no doubt be familiar with the whole show-don’t-tell diatribe. But what you may not know, is that the show-don’t-tell thing isn’t as obvious as you first think. For those of you who are not familiar with this notion, consider the difference between telling your friends a story about something funny that happened… Read more →

How To Banish Writers Block – Dear Writer Letter Six

WELCOME TO 2014!!!   Over the next month I’ll be working my way through ‘Dear Writer Revisited’, a book on writing by award-winning short story author Carmel Bird which follows fictional letters (and lessons) between a manuscript assessor, Virginia O’Day and ‘Dear Writer’. I’ll be blogging about my thoughts on this book, its lessons and using it to improve my knowledge of the writing craft and… Read more →