Category: Write Now: An Ongoing Workshop for Writers

Write Now: “Extending and Advancing”
Once again, Improvisational Theatre waves its hand from the back row – “Miss, miss!” “Yes Impro, do you have...
Write Now: “Extending and Advancing”
Write Now: “Playful Collaboration”
I was intrigued by a tweet from Margaret Attwood: “Margaret Atwood and Naomi Alderman: It might seem rather unexpected, but there’s a...
Write Now: “Playful Collaboration”
Write Now: “Dear Diary”
For my current YA novel, Still Water, I’m using a “diary” structure. This has its pros and cons. Some pros: The...
Write Now: “Dear Diary”
Write Now: “The Art of Rewriting”
Often when we talk about the “rewriting” stage of a manuscript, we’re really talking about editing and polishing. We take...
Write Now: “The Art of Rewriting”
“Conflicting Advice”
For most of my life, I’ve considered writing to be a solitary activity. When I began studying creative writing at university, I...
“Conflicting Advice”
Write Now: “Proofreading”
Proof-reading, say all the self-help books, is vital. A manuscript riddled with typos and grammatical errors conveys a lack of respect for...
Write Now: “Proofreading”
Write Now: “Ideas”
In Neil Gaiman’s Sandman #17 ‘Calliope’, Morpheus punishes a writer by overwhelming him with ideas for stories. ‘They’re coming...
Write Now: “Ideas”
Write Now: “Realistic Dialogue”
I recently read a draft of a colleague’s story. I was thoroughly enjoying the tension, the mystery, the literary craft of the tale...
Write Now: “Realistic Dialogue”