creative

The Hero’s Journey

The Hero’s journey is a widespread form of story structure derived from mythologist Joseph Campell’ s ‘Monomyth’ from his book The Hero with a Thousand Faces, which was originally published in 1949 There are twelve steps, and as you go… Read More ›

Writing Flash Fiction

For those who don’t know, Flash fiction or the short-short story as it is also known, is a type of fiction writing that relies on brevity and can be read – or written I suppose – in a flash. Surprisingly, at least… Read More ›

Writing Short Stories

The first thing you should know before you begin to write a short story is: start in the middle! You might well be throwing your hands up in exasperation right now and saying to yourself, ‘well that’s just madness! Why would you… Read More ›

Even More Confused Words

Procrastination, my oldest nemesis, has set in once again and so in an attempt to motivate myself I’m back with ‘Even More Confused Words‘. They are: Assure, Ensure, Insure Assure: is used when you are trying to make certain of… Read More ›

Writer’s Block

Many of us have struggled our way through writer’s block at one point or another. It is a condition, or rather a state of mind where the brain seems to have decided to stop cooperating and enters a sort of creative shutdown…. Read More ›