What I learned from reading to an audience

Well, I’d not done much in the way of public speaking in a long time, so offering to read one of my stories aloud at a recent ‘Talking Tales’ storytelling night was maybe not such a good idea. However, I’m

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Notes from Berlin – Scriptwriting

“What does your character want?” was the familiar refrain from CJ Hopkins, our scriptwriting tutor, from his office off in Kottbusser Tor, Berlin. What I wanted was to get a chunk of my screenplay written over February this year. So

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Tell us a story

Last night, Chris and Christie of our writer’s group took part in a story telling session, and Leah and I were in the audience to cheer them on. The informal meet up took place in the cosy, leather armchair strewn

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Newsletter #1 – 25 Bottles of Wine, a Sophie & Saving the World

Happy New Year. Everyone in Stokes Croft Writers Group is very excited about 2015. It’s January so we’re all convinced that this is going to be our year. By March, I predict we’ll be sobbing into our notebooks again at

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To Hull and Back Short Story Anthology 2014 – Out Now

Exciting news, fellow writers: our member Chris Fielden is having a baby this Halloween – and its name is the To Hull and Back Short Story Anthology 2014. Yes, it is an unusual name, but then Chris is an unusual man.

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Starting a Writers’ Group

The Dramatic Beginning I moved to Bristol just after I’d finished the first draft of my first best-seller. Hiding away in a small room with minimal distractions, I’d written a masterpiece. I was the next Robert Rankin, but female. I

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Writing Horror – How Do You Start? How Do You End?

          I read all sorts of genres but really love getting my head into dark fiction, horror and ghost stories. That stuff fires me up and I’ve been working it for over two years now, with

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The Day a Website Was Born… Sunday

It was a Sunday. I made a website. I’m very proud of the amount of effort mustered up on the day of rest. So much effort, that this post can not be sustained for much lon… (More posts with more

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