Extreme Editing

Leave a comment
Editing

So, you may have noticed I like to write. My friends will tell you I like to talk. It will come as no surprise to you that I’m not really a big fan of editing, and there are two basic areas I could offer by way of explanation: Just like live music, the purest form of written art is found in a single take. TheRead Now

Rounding Character – Challenging Expectations

Leave a comment

Making stereotypical characters more rounded with the addition of contradictory elements Characters can seem one-dimensional, particularly in the writing of a less experienced author. An easy way to provide depth is by making a character more complicated, conflicted, contradictory. Human traits make fictional characters more believable, because they become more like real people. For the purposes of my example, I’m going to sketch out aRead Now

Inspirational Ideas – Radio

Leave a comment
Inspiration

Finding Inspiration – Radio One of my favourite things to challenge myself with when I’m struggling for inspiration is to take whatever is right in front of you. Two people talking, the view out of your window, something on the television. My real favourite is the radio, simply because you can double the intensity of the challenge by hitting the ‘search’ button on the radio,Read Now