FAIRYTALES WITH BITE
I finish my mini series on Writing Tips tonight with A to Z of Writing Tips Part 8 where I cover W to Z! I discuss Writing, X-Rated (fiction), Young Adult (fiction) and Zero Heroes. By the latter, I refer to those storeis whre the hero is not particularly likeable but clearly the best of a bad bunch.
THIS WORLD AND OTHERS
In Moods and Themes I look at writing to a theme and discuss how often mood can emerge from a story, taking even its author by surprise. That’s happened to me quite a bit! I’ve often written to a theme but rarely write to a mood. How can you decide to write “funny”, for instance? The “funny” has to emerge naturally or it will come acrsoss as artificial.
FACEBOOK PAGE – GENERAL
A bit of a mixed bag tonight. I pay my own tribute to Brian Cant, who was one of my favourite children’s TV presenters when I was growing up. I also discuss my holiday reading plans. Whether they actually happen is another matter! I also make a plea for dogs to stay at home in the very hot weather we’re currently having in the UK. Dogs can literally cook in minutes if left in cars – regardless of whether you leave the windows open. It really is kinder for the dogs to stay at home if you can’t take them with you.
FACEBOOK – FROM LIGHT TO DARK AND BACK AGAIN
I discuss moods and themes again here tonight. I also look at how easy (or not) coming up with titles is and throw that question open to you. Comments welcome! I have to have a title to work to, even if it changes later (and it often does). It’s almost as if I need a “peg” from w hich to hang my story!