I’m off to read at Port Eliot this weekend, then to laze in
And so a generous and well organised blogger would have prepared lots of useful and entertaining posts, scheduling them to appear in his absence
So instead, and especially if you are new here (a very good welcome to you), may I direct you the way of some (I hope) interesting pieces and conversations from the past eighteen months.
Here’s an article on dialogue. And something on characterisation. Looking at creative writing courses, do you think people can be taught to write? Why if poetry doesn’t come like leaves to a tree, it probably shouldn’t come at all. A quick flash from a master. Some writerly rules. Can you name these first lines from classic books? On rejection. Finally, here’s a review of my favourite book of recent times.
So, until my return, happy penning.