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Creative Writing Workshop: Creating Credible Characters

When we looked at the issue of Crafting Character in the last Creative Writing Workshop, I said that Characters – whether in fiction or true-life stories – need:

Credibility – to be true to life Creativity – in the way they respond to conflict Complexity – the depth which makes them three dimensional

So...

Posted at 12:22pm on 27th July 2019

Creative Writing Workshop: Crafting Character

Today we're going to look at Crafting Character, and its importance in terms of plot and theme.  This was the topic of the previous post in this series - the way in which The Riverbed of Theme runs through the narrative of a story, be it fictional or memoir.  It...

Posted at 12:18pm on 26th July 2019

Creative Writing Workshop: The Riverbed Of Theme

We began this Creative Writing Workshop by asking Are You On The Right Track?  We then moved on to think about the necessity of Digging Deep for Plots.  I trust you found the list of prompts helpful – i.e. considering a modern take on a Bible story or a nursery...

Posted at 14:28pm on 20th July 2019

Creative Writing Workshop Introduction – Are You On The Right Track?

Right, let’s see.  Are you on the right track?  Is it that you want to write a book but don’t know where to start?  Or that you’ve already written your book, but don’t know how to get it published?

From past experience, over many decades, I think I have some idea...

Posted at 14:42pm on 30th March 2019

Modern Morality: What Is Its Place In Contemporary Fiction?

See, also, my post titled: Does Glamorising Abusive Sexual Relationships Adversely Influence Society? written in response to a recent BBC discussion about the merits (or otherwise) of a book like 50 Shades of Grey.

What do you learn about life, characterisation, plot or theme from what you read, or watch on...

Posted at 02:24am on 26th February 2009

The How-to Of Creative Writing - Part Two - Theme

CREATIVE WRITING PROJECT

How did you get on last week? Did you find the list of prompts helpful – i.e. considering a modern take on a Bible story or a nursery rhyme as inspiration? I hope you’ve got plenty of ideas milling around in your mind. Keep a note of them...

Posted at 02:14am on 24th August 2008

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