Recent Posts - page 22

  • Building a Story

    Story building blocks

    In my last post about Story Structure, I talked about the six main elements or structural points I use on Freytag’s Pyramid. Here are those points with a brief description (as I understand them) of what they are: Exposition This is… Read More ›

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  • Story Structure

    Freytag's Pyramid

    I used to hate the words ‘story structure’. I had always tried to ignore the concept and just ‘do my own thing’, writing whatever came into my head, or ‘pantsing’ if you will. I regarded the idea of forcing my… Read More ›

  • More Writing Tips

    Writing Tips

    In procrastinating a dreaded revision of my current project, I have decided to write a follow-up to my previous post Writing Tips. After all, I’m always learning and finding out new ways of doing things and some of the information I post… Read More ›

  • Working with an Outline

    Using an outline

    I had always been one of those people who could pick up a pad of paper and a pencil and start writing, going with the flow of whatever happened to appear on the page. The problem was that I would… Read More ›

  • Why I Write

    Everyone has their own reasons for why they write

    I have always loved to write. Even from the age of about five or six, I would rewrite my favourite fairy tales in my own words and try to invent different endings for them. The story of Goldilocks and the… Read More ›

  • Writing Tips

    Writing Tips

    Writing can be hard work, especially if you’re a beginner, so I thought I would share some of the tips that I have picked up from various places over the years in my attempts to hone my skill. So here… Read More ›