QUIZZING AND IDEAS FINDING

FAIRYTALES WITH BITE

In Quizzing I share some questions that can be put to your characters to help you find out more about them (especially their hidden depths) before you write for/about them.  I look at whether they have any regrets (a useful thing to know given regrets can change/inhibit behaviour) and what they really want.  There are, of course, lots of questions you could put to a character but I think the three I’ve shared here are amongst the most useful you could ask.

THIS WORLD AND OTHERS

Ideas Finding lives up to its title!  I share a few sources of ideas, including proverbs, headlines, themes from songs etc, all of which I’ve found useful “spark” generators.

FACEBOOK PAGE – GENERAL

I look at the current series of Doctor Who and share some of what I love about the show, especially the “layers” to the writing here.

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FACEBOOK PAGE – FROM LIGHT TO DARK AND BACK AGAIN

I share another extract from when I was interviewed by fellow writer, Jacci Gooding.  (Her short story collection, A Collection of Unsettling Stories, really does live up to its name!).  I take a look at the million dollar question – where do I find my ideas?

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My second post here tonight looks at the genre in which I write and what drew me to it.

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Themes pour out of good books - image via Pixabay

Themes, and ideas, pour out of a good book.  Image via Pixabay

 

 

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