Showing posts from January, 2018

New Year - New Start

Happy New Year everyone.Well the holiday season is over and it's back to work/school/college. 
This is just a gentle reminder that we start Wirral Writers Club again tonight -  Friday 5th January.
19:30 at Bebington Civic Centre.
Bring along your sacrificial offerings, ahem, I mean stories, to share and critique. Up to 2000 words. Please remember, if there are many of us, we might need to read shorter sections or miss a go until next time.
 Even the act of reading aloud is a helpful exercise for the writer, as we can listen to the rhythm of the prose and/or poetry, notice those jarring words, pick up those names that are unpronounceable, and see where we have written a word twice in a row (surprising how often people write and and)
Newcomers are always welcome.

“It ain’t whatcha write, it’s the way atcha write it.”
—Jack Kerouac, 

Writing Advice

Here's the kind of writing advice I like – something you can boil down into one or two sentences but which will stand you in good stead for all manner of plotting and characterisation problems. It's an article in Clarkesworld magazine by the excellent Kelly Robson.