Writing Exercises: The Story Game

Image of ‘Children’ from Wikipedia Want to test the enduring power of story-telling? Just say “once upon a time…” and witness the effect on a child. Is it social conditioning or genetic? I don’t know, but I know we were made for...

Metaphor: The Heart of Poetry

Long before the typewriter, philosophers had charted the realm of poetry.Over two thousand years ago Aristotle wrote:”The greatest thing by far is to be a master of metaphor. It is the one thing that cannot be learned from others; it is also a sign of genius,...

Descriptive Writing

How do you describe an object, an animal or person and using the alchemy of word transform it into something utterly real in the mind of another?Use the precise word.Use the apt word.Use the senses: visual, auditory, kinaesthetic, olfactory…Use verbs of motion...