WHAT REALLY MATTERS

FAIRYTALES WITH BITE

A to Z of Writing Tips Part 3 covers the letters I to K and included in this are my thoughts on the role of the imagination and the Kindle.  I also look at the role imagination plays in non-fiction writing.  J is for Joking.  Do your stories have a joker in the pack and what is their role?  Are they there as “light relief” or do they irritate the hell out of the other characters?

THIS WORLD AND OTHERS

What Really Matters asks what values/beliefs/faith do your characters have and whether these put them at odd with the society you’ve set them in.  How important are families and friends to your characters?  What matters to you as the writer regarding the story?  What do you want to come across through it and why?

FACEBOOK – GENERAL

Attitude is everything – well it is according to my border collie, Mabel.  I also talk about feeling relieved to be slowly getting back into reading and writing again, after the death of my father, and, yes, it is proving therapeutic.  Dad was a great supporter of my writing so I know he’d be pleased I was getting back to it.

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FACEBOOK – FROM LIGHT TO DARK AND BACK AGAIN

I discuss the point of storytelling and look at its value as a form of escapism, also of trying to make sense of things.

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Poetry conjures up images so beautifully. Image via Pixabay. See Sandra Lyn Gordon's wonderful poem on Chandler's Ford Today for another example of great imagery.

Poetry conjures up images so beautifully. Image via Pixabay. See Sandra Lyn Gordon’s wonderful poem on Chandler’s Ford Today for another example of great imagery.

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