Are Your Characters Too Real?

Rule one of reading other people’s stories is that whenever you say ‘well that’s not convincing’ the author tells you that’s the bit that wasn’t made up. This is because real life is under no obligation to be convincing.Neil Gaiman I have met many characters in my years of restaurant work…some I have tried weaving… Continue reading Are Your Characters Too Real?

The Visual Writer

Let me walk through the fields of papertouching with my wanddry stems and stuntedbutterflies….~Denise Levertov, “A Walk through the Notebooks” One of my favorite words is evocative. Words,stories and poems can be evocative, bringing the reader into your world and evoking memory, pictures, stories. That’s why every reader gets something different from your work. They… Continue reading The Visual Writer