for writers and readers….

You can ignore real life if you want – Kate Grenville QUOTES FOR WRITERS

As a writer, you’re in the luxurious position of being able to take from life whatever you want, but to ignore life if you want to. You may find that … Continue reading

July 17, 2022 · 2 Comments

Ready to make your messy inner self plain to see? Donald Maass on what storytellers have to do QUOTES FOR WRITERS

Protagonists and antagonists are fanatics. So are you. Is that scary? Sure, but own that side of yourself and you are less likely to shut it down. I mean who … Continue reading

May 3, 2020 · 3 Comments

Saturday Afternoon Writing Workshop with lunch (and early bookers get a free copy of my writing guide)

This is a first. I’ve taught in all kinds of places: art galleries and university lecture theatres, under a Mediterranean sun and in cold church halls, but never before in … Continue reading

June 14, 2019 · Leave a comment

“I convey the life that person has lived, solely through their look and expression…” ART FOR WRITERS

I don’t think I have to say much this week…Los Angeles-based surrealist Alexandra Dillon transforms things that have outlived their usefulness and turns them into people with personalities and emotions, … Continue reading

February 9, 2018 · Leave a comment

Inspiring Pictures for Writers – create a compelling character

What does his voice sound like? What does he say he wants? What does he really want? What doesn’t he want anyone else to know about him? This outstanding self-portrait … Continue reading

January 20, 2017 · 4 Comments