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?

PRESS PAUSE

“Almost all creativity involves purposeful play.” Abraham Maslow (American writer and psychologist) There comes a point when the sound of the early morning wake-up call of the alarm buzzing in your ear like a recalcitrant bluebottle barely registers, your hand cancelling it robotically in a reflex action that is purely instinctive, requiring no thought at … Continue reading PRESS PAUSE

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