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)

Writing Buddies

Friends are the best to turn to when you’re having a rough day… Justin Bieber ‘No man is an island’ said John Donne and that’s true even of writers. There comes a moment when even the most dedicated of scribes runs out of steam – the thought of one more click of the mouse, one … Continue reading Writing Buddies

The End is Nigh

The opposite of the happy ending is not actually the sad ending – the sad ending is sometimes the happy ending. The opposite of the happy ending is actually the unsatisfying ending. Orson Scott Card (Author of ‘Ender’s Game’) This is the moment of truth. It’s a keeping you awake in the middle of the night, biting your … Continue reading The End is Nigh