My daughter doesn't do 'noticing' very well. She's intrigued if I call her to see something like an echidna visiting our garden, or something else visual – that doesn't take her too long out of her busy day. But sounds, smells and sensations are a little mundane for her. She doesn't stop to smell roses on the way to her next after-school activity, birthday party, or sports tournament.
After thinking around this (see my previous post) I created the following challenge for her. This is targeting all the things that she's interested in, but is customisable as we go.
Continue reading “Sensory Task for my Ten Year Old – Writing Treasure Hunt (in Evernote).”
This image was pinned on teacher boards at Pinterest. Although the book is written for school kids, the writing tips which come from this book ring true for all fiction writers – of any age!
Another reading log post from me, covering the previous week. Surreptitiously, this post is falling on Day Seven of the 10 Day Writing Blogger Challenge, which asks us to profile 2 books we’ve read and loved lately. And I never planned it.
The next reading log won’t be for a couple of weeks at least – I am going into hospital for a week or so – lots of reading and not much else, I suspect. Afterwards, look out for a large reading log.
Continue reading “Reading Log – July 26”
This post is participating in the 10 Day Writing Blogger Challenge, Day Four.
Here are five of my all time top writing craft books. Some appear on other’s top reference lists, some may not.
Continue reading “Five Top Writing Craft Books”
I imagine that every writer out there has a different response to this question, and those responses change over time. It’s one of those questions we all ask from time to time. How many drafts do you do?
Continue reading “How Many Drafts Do You Do?”
This is a post by Randy Ingermanson – “the Snowflake Guy” first published in the December 2012 edition of his newsletter. I happen to love superheros, and want me some of these superpowers also.
The images used are supplied by me. Check out Randy’s superb ezine newsletter for news and views for writers.
This is the first of my visual reviews*. My brief text reviews can be found on Amazon, and Goodreads. The Goodreads review is posted after the cut.
Continue reading “Book Review: The Write Practice – 14 Prompts”
Last week Dean Orion’s writer’s craft book, ‘Live to Write Another Day, A survival guide for Screenwriters and Creative Storytellers’ was available for free. During that promotion, I picked the e-book up, and now will provide a review of the book.
Continue reading “Review: Live to Write Another Day”