As a creative, receiving feedback, notes and reviews are part of the job. As a writer, regardless of how experienced you are, you need a peer group that will help… Read more »
What do you look for when you read a story critically? See the checklist here. But in this post, I’m going to talk about the quality and texture of such… Read more »
When we are starting out as writers, we’re not confident of our own work let alone find things that can be improved in someone else’s writing. But every writer is… Read more »
A picture book needs a narrative, a story that has all the elements of a good story – a beginning, middle and end, the middle escalating action and the resolution satisfying.
It’s often easy to make the story happen to a character rather than the character shaping the story.
Step 1: Find a spooky setting. It can be a ruined castle or a cave in the mountains. It can be even your supermarket but after everyone has left. And… Read more »
It’s harder to edit your own story than someone else’s. It’s hard to see where the falter is and the fault lines are. Here is a checklist I use to… Read more »