“All good books are alike in that they are truer than if they had really happened and after you finish reading one you feel that all that happened to you and afterwards it all belongs to you; the good and the bad, the ecstasy, the remorse and sorrow, the people and the places and howContinue reading “Hemingway on what makes a good book”
Last Tuesday, in our workshop, we talked about giving and receiving feedback. As a writing group, we believe that receiving feedback is one of the fundamental skills of being a writer, especially if you want to share your writing in the group. It is through feedback that we learn and improve. For the writer, itContinue reading “How to give and receive feedback”
Mirror neurons are part of our “resonance circuit” and help us help us to empathise. These neurons fire when we see, hear or read something. For instance, we wince when we see someone stump their toe. We experience fear watching a horror movie. We fall in love when we read a romance. When the writerContinue reading “How to trigger the reader’s neurons”
The Ideas Box Instructions Find a box. Fill it with clips of text and photographs clipped from magazines and newspapers. Give your box a shake. Pull out two or more pieces. Lay the pieces out on the table and work out the connections. 6. Start writing.
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