Don’t Let Your Plot Sag

More recently I was lucky enough to have the first few thousand words of my second re-write critiqued by Lorna Fergusson of Fictionfire.  It was a detailed evaluation and one that I benefitted from enormously.  I am sure she sensed my plot was leading up to a saggy middle but, thanks to her fiery suggestions as to how the plot might go, I am confident that my middle is much less flabby.

Creative Writing Workshop: The Storyteller in You – The Arts Centre, Jersey 9th-11th June 2017

  "There is no such thing as an 'aspiring writer'. You are a writer. Period.” Matthew Reilly, Area 7 I agree with Matthew Reilly's words of wisdom from his novel Area 7 to a degree, but you have to aspire to succeed and to succeed you need confidence. Starting out as a writer is a... Continue Reading →

Creative Words Matter: Writers Weekend Workshop Jersey 2016

As it says in the blurb ... wake up the writer in you and after a weekend in the company of Adrienne Dines and Barbara Large of Creative Words Matter held at Jersey's Arts Centre this weekend, this aspiring writer has been awake all night. We are so incredibly lucky on our small island of Jersey... Continue Reading →

Calling all Aspiring Writers in Jersey, Channel Islands

If you are just dabbling with the idea of writing your first novel or are ploughing your way through your current work in progress, you should definitely be a part of this forthcoming Creative Writing Workshop.  I guarantee that you will not only feel totally motivated by the end of the weekend but your writing  technique will have benefitted enormously from being... Continue Reading →

Work in Progress – Light fuse and stand well back

Following a highly motivating creative writing weekend hosted by Adrienne Dines and Barbara Large of Creative Words Matter recently, my creative juices have positively begun to ooze. I have picked up one, of my many, Works in Progress and literally cannot put it down.  It is a piece that I always knew I could run with but... Continue Reading →

I am having a Purple Patch and loving it!

I have blogged about Writer's Block several times.  Those awful periods when you can't see the keyboard through the fog. The times when I feel that I have so much going on inside my head, I just can squeeze the words out onto the page.  Saturated brain.  On many occasions I have been so desperate to write about something, that I... Continue Reading →

Jersey Art’s Centre – Writer’s Workshop 5-7th June 2015

My weekend Creative Writing Workshop with Barbara Large and Adrienne Dines at Jersey's Arts Centre comes to an end today and I will be bereft. What an inspiration these ladies are when it comes to generating enthusiasm. This Workshop came at the perfect time for me.  I have suitcases full of unfinished manuscripts which are gathering... Continue Reading →

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