Do you agree that increases the feeling of urgency in the situation, without losing the natural restraint of a gentleman with a typical English stiff upper lip? Continue reading Getting Rid of Filter Words
At only 50,000 words it is a novella, rather than the full length novel I had hoped to create. That it is so short after such a long time is down to several factors, the main one being the difficulty of presenting the real horror of conditions in that place and time in a way that is not too depressing to read. Continue reading Called to Account
I can’t put a price on how useful my writing group is. Check out social media for groups in your town. It will be worth it. Continue reading A Date With . . . James Roby
Last year, I revisited all my published titles and edited them. . . It took several months but was worth doing, and I enjoyed reconnecting with my characters. Continue reading Update #2 – Rebecca Bryn
I have suffered severe anxiety and depression for most of my life and so these themes have been woven easily into my books with compassion and empathy. Continue reading A Date With . . . Lisa Shambrook
I’m thoroughly enjoying the whole process of writing again. Continue reading Update #1 – Dominique Kyle
I wonder when people started to forget their manners when engaging in debate and argument. What happened to free speech? Continue reading Mind Your Manners when you Disagree with me.
the narrative arts – theatre, film and literature – are the windows through which the rest of us are enabled to experience the lives of others. If those lives are miss-represented then it creates the cultural attitudes that drive some men to behave inappropriately toward women Continue reading Saturday Sound Off – #METO and the difficulty of creating believable characters.
I have to budget my time wisely because I wear a lot of hats. I try to write in the mornings because this is when my muse is the freshest. Continue reading A Date With . . . Kim McDougall
During the summer I get out my artist’s tent in the backyard. I love working closer to nature, and the wind whispers her ideas to me through the trees, when she’s feeling opinionated. Continue reading A Date With . . . Natalie Meraki