SO NOW THAT IT’S CHRISTMAS, WHAT’S A WRITER TO DO?

“A lovely thing about Christmas is that it’s compulsory, like a thunderstorm, and we all go through it together.” Garrison Keillor: Leaving Home It’s that time of year again. There’s no mistaking it; at least, not in our local supermarket where every aisle is adorned with sparkly tinsel and Wham, Slade and other Christmas hits are … Continue reading SO NOW THAT IT’S CHRISTMAS, WHAT’S A WRITER TO DO?

THE PLOT THICKENS

“The beginning of a plot is the prompting of desire.” Christopher Lehmann-haupt (American journalist, critic & novelist) To plot or not to plot? If you want to set the cat among the pigeons, just ask this question to any bunch of writers, then stand back and watch the fur fly. It’s a biggie. Bigger than … Continue reading THE PLOT THICKENS

THE PRECARIOUS PITFALLS OF POV (POINTS OF VIEW)

“Isn’t this everyone’s Point of View?” asked Tock, looking around curiously. “Of course not,” replied Alec, sitting himself down on nothing. “It’s only mine, and you certainly can’t always look at things from someone else’s Point of View. For instance, from here that looks like a bucket of water,” he said, pointing to a bucket … Continue reading THE PRECARIOUS PITFALLS OF POV (POINTS OF VIEW)