It’s the weekend and so maybe there is time for some fiction. Or maybe you are planning ahead. Think about telling a story through the eyes of someone who is not you. Start with a place you know well. It may be the view through your window, the local shop, a spot where you sit in … Continue reading Look through the eyes of another
Writers notice things. The more we write the more we are likely to take note of. Sometimes we should change our viewpoint. When I was at school in Chester, I learned the value to the historian of looking up. Above modern shop fronts you could – and still can – see evidence of the older … Continue reading Look up!
We are going to take a break for a while so that we can gather more ideas and enjoy the sunshine. Don’t stop writing! How about writing postcards? You could write one a day. You could send the postcard, give it to someone in your family or keep the card for yourself. You might have … Continue reading Postcards
Open your mind to new experiences, particularly to the study of other people. Nothing that happens to a writer – however happy, however tragic – is ever wasted. P D James This advice is about noticing. Whatever happens to you. Who you meet. What you notice. All these things are good for a writer. Take notice … Continue reading Advice from a writer 2