Monthly Archive: March 2017

Mar 28

SONG ABOUT THE MOON

SONG ABOUT THE MOON LANZAROTE CREATIVE WRITING GROUP workshop  Bar Cohiba Costa Teguise Friday 10th March 2017 Introduction Sue is away this week, so I’d like to offer this once in a lifetime opportunity to create some wonderful time-stilling poetry that she would be proud to include on the Writers End blog. I cannot promise …

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Mar 21

Sometimes writing less is more.

Sometimes writing less is more. It is important to try to avoid ‘overwriting’. Especially in descriptive passages, it is sometimes the case that the writer goes beyond what is poetic and evocative and writes too much, leaving nothing to the reader’s imagination and/or becoming over-sentimental, maudlin or cloying. Using figurative language well is a skill. …

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Mar 17

Group Session: What Drives the story?

Group Session: What Drives the story? Ask members to read the post ‘What Drives the Story’ on the blog before the session and also to bring along their recent work. In the last few sessions we have looked at ‘What’s in a story?’ from the point of view of genres and what they each need …

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Mar 12

‘Facts’ and Truth in Stories

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‘Facts’ and Truth in Stories In stories which are set in real places and real times it is natural and usual to include some ‘facts’ to give authenticity, or clues if you do not want to be too specific. You might mention actual street names, a famous person associated with a place or historical event …

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Mar 05

Daughters of the Dragon

Daughters of the Dragon By William Andrews Growing up in America, Anna did not think much about being adopted or about her Korean birth mother, until her American mother died. She and her father join a group of other Korean born adoptees, on a journey to meet their birth mothers at the orphanage in Seoul …

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Mar 02

Using Real people in Novels

Using Real people in Novels There are sometimes good reasons for using real people in novels. Some novels are deliberately fictionalised versions of the lives of real people. If the available biographical knowledge is sparse, or has large gaps of time about which very little is known, that seems legitimate as long as the author …

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