What’s one of the first pieces of advice we tend to offer people who are anxious about getting out there and socialising? ‘Oh, just be yourself! Just be relaxed and … Continue reading
Long before I’d gained the ability to actually finish a story (no matter how brief) I was fiendishly scribbling down poetry, sometimes at a rate of two or three new pieces a day. I have notebooks full of poems dating back to when I first gained permission from my teachers to use joined up writing. Some of it isn’t even that bad, if I do say so myself.
Hello, my lovelies – and Merry Christmas! No booing at the back – we’re less than two weeks away now, so take your humbugs and go. Today I’m going to … Continue reading
A couple of weeks ago I wrote a post for Author Allsorts called DASTARDLY TROPES & WHAT TO DO WITH THEM, all about how to tell tropes from archetypes from … Continue reading
Tropes! Huh! Wha-aat are they good for? Absolutely nuthin’ – say it again! This probably sums up most people’s attitudes when they hear the word ‘trope’. It’s become one of … Continue reading
Openings. They are important. Not ALL important. Let’s not get carried away. Middles and endings are obviously still doing a lot of the heavy lifting in terms of making a … Continue reading
Hello, lovely readers. My name is Zoë Marriott and I am a stationery addict. Pens of all colours and types, highlighters, propelling pencils, Post-Its of every shape and size, paperclips … Continue reading