FAIRYTALES WITH BITE
I talk about Character Relaxation being a way of showing your readers more about your characters. What do they do as hobbies? Are they obsessed by them? How do they treat others who get in the way of their “down” time? How do their hobbies relax them to cope with whatever quest you are sending them on?
THIS WORLD AND OTHERS
Encouraging Creativity ties in with my Chandler’s Ford Today post tonight given I talk about a poetry competition in that (more later). Here I expand the topic to look at what we can do when we lose our spark and need to encourage our own creativity to come back!
FACEBOOK AND CHANDLERS’S FORD TODAY
I share news of a children’s poetry competition being organised by my local writing group, Chandler’s Ford Authors, in association with Hampshire Libraries and The Hiltingbury Extravaganza (a major fair in the area). There are two age categories – 8 to 11 and 12 to 15 – and there will be prizes! There will also be a presentation at our local library in September and it is hoped the winning poems will also go on to be published online by Chandler’s Ford Today.
FACEBOOK – FROM LIGHT TO DARK AND BACK AGAIN
I talk about my trip to Swanwick Writers’ Summer School. Really looking forward to it and catching up with old friends again. Also hope to make new ones! Am planning to catch up on writing the follow up to From Light to Dark and Back Again. Have got quite a bit of that written but would like to get a complete first draft done.