Summer Writing

WRITING EXERCISE: Location, location, location

The ability to transport yourself into a fictional location is pretty vital for a writer. But it ain’t easy. Describing imaginary places and spaces so a reader can vividly visualise…

Deconstruct Your Summer Read

Hey. Watcha readin’ this summer? Something light and fluffy or something deep and meaningful or a mix of both? Something you’ve read a zillion times before? Something someone recommended to…

The Story Genius of Moana

If you’ve got (or have ever had) small children in the house, it’s likely you’ve watched and re-watched your fair share of animated movies, possibly to the point where you…

How to Write in 30 Second Bursts

No time, no motivation, no muse, no brain, no writing, blahhhhh mehhhh ughhhh etc. Fuck that. None of us have time. Motivation is self-propellant. The muse is a slippery bitch.…
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WRITING EXERCISE: Overheard Voices

Dialogue! One writer’s bane, another’s best friend. Some characters are naturally chatty while others find it hard to string a sentence together. And do they always say what they actually…
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Turn A Day Out Into A Story

This one goes out to all my parental homies wrangling ankle-biters and grouchy tweens and hyperactive screen-addicted little womb-fruits over the summer holidays (and, like every day). Chances are HIGH…

31 Days Of Summer Writing

Summertiiiimeeeeee, and the weather is distracting. And there’s lots of cool things to do. And the kids are on holiday. And you don’t want to be at work because it’s…
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Storycraft #1: Telling A Story

Any fool can tell a story. Humans do it all the time: “Hey, you’ll never guess what happened to me on the way to work!” “Omg funny thing about the…

10 Ways to Write Like a Kid

Over the last five years we’ve run hundreds of writing workshops for both adults and kids. The adult ones tend to be a lot more sweary and the kids’ ones…
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