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...

Love & Hate

To make any story come alive you need characters that breathe, make you smile, irritate you, who throw their fists in the air and rant and rave.So how do you do it, how do you make a character come alive?There are so many methods, but one of the techniques I teach is...

What’s Your Thinking Style? AUDITORY!

For those of you who think in sounds or words the problems you will face are vastly different from writers who are visual.Now there are pros and cons to being an auditory thinker. Classically, most writers ARE auditory, but there are many successful writers who are...

What’s Your Thinking Style? VISUAL!

Writers who are visual often claim they have “writer’s block”. The reason is quite simple:Visual people have hot and intense visual narratives running through their mind’s eye: the moment they put a pen in their hand and touch nib to paper or...

What’s Your Thinking Style?

Often, when teaching creative writing, this is the first question I ask.Why is it so important? I think that your thinking style sets out how you will write, the difficulties you will face, and knowing what style you think in will enhance your writing.But what do I...