Category Archives: Writing Skills

Breathing Lightly :: Aftermath

It’s a week since Becca and I ran our first workshop together for Quimperfect Tense. We already knew that we were going to learn a lot through the experience, and that there would probably be a lot to improve from

Breathing Lightly :: Aftermath

It’s a week since Becca and I ran our first workshop together for Quimperfect Tense. We already knew that we were going to learn a lot through the experience, and that there would probably be a lot to improve from

Breathing Lightly :: March writing workshop

On Saturday March 1st, fellow writer Rebecca Audra Smith and myself are running a some creative writing workshops at Madlab in the Northern Quarter, called ‘Breathing Lightly‘. What is it? We wanted to do something in the run-up to International

Breathing Lightly :: March writing workshop

On Saturday March 1st, fellow writer Rebecca Audra Smith and myself are running a some creative writing workshops at Madlab in the Northern Quarter, called ‘Breathing Lightly‘. What is it? We wanted to do something in the run-up to International

Drafting & Redrafting

So you’ve written a poem. Now what? Last week I wrote a poem inspired by the inimitable Rosie Garland, and since then I’ve been attempting to edit it. I still have several drafts going back and forth, so I thought

Drafting & Redrafting

So you’ve written a poem. Now what? Last week I wrote a poem inspired by the inimitable Rosie Garland, and since then I’ve been attempting to edit it. I still have several drafts going back and forth, so I thought

Roleplaying and Writing

I’ve long been of the opinion that roleplaying is a key way to improve your writing, especially dialogue skills. I like to think that dialogue is one of my strong points and it’s certainly the part of writing that I

Roleplaying and Writing

I’ve long been of the opinion that roleplaying is a key way to improve your writing, especially dialogue skills. I like to think that dialogue is one of my strong points and it’s certainly the part of writing that I

Play is the Thing

Last week was a real rollercoaster. The time for our Scriptwriting in Practice week-long workshop finally rolled around, but over the weekend leading up to it I managed to catch something between a cold and flu. Still, I soldiered on

Play is the Thing

Last week was a real rollercoaster. The time for our Scriptwriting in Practice week-long workshop finally rolled around, but over the weekend leading up to it I managed to catch something between a cold and flu. Still, I soldiered on