Tag Archives: creative writing

Past the halfway re-build

While I’ve been working into the previous draft of the novel and transforming it into the next, the metaphor which comes to mind is rebuilding a large house by completely demolishing some rooms and thoroughly enhancing others, while adding passages (good word) so the rooms … Continue reading

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misery

Not a very alluring title, even if of a Stephen King best seller!  Come to think of it, that novel was about a writer, had a writer as main character who was writing a character called Misery, but that’s not … Continue reading

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potentiality

Hilary Mantel’s Beyond Black resonates. The ‘fiends’ who plague the central character Alison are made dust by her determination. She still has access to ‘spirit’ without their foul-mouthed presence. They made me think of the ‘demons’ we say we fight … Continue reading

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the blossomest blossom

The adaptation written and performed for the dedication of Julia’s writing room flourished into being last week and has now disappeared. Theatre is like blossom, brief but captivating (at best). Despite its transience, it lifts our spirits, gives us hope and ideally contains fruits … Continue reading

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spreading branches

Our little sapling of a show opened last night, having been hothoused with loving care by Tess and the rest of the team.  Tess’ notes have the deftness of a paring knife – clean, sharp and creative. I couldn’t have … Continue reading

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room with a view

Actually been working in the Julia Darling writing room today. The painters have finished touching up the painted brick, most of which is at least 150 years old. Despite this and the beams and pillars (see first post), the room … Continue reading

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