Put your protagonist in the dock

How do you know what to write? Where do you begin? You have an idea and you want to build it into a story. So, put your protagonist in the dock Start with the Opening StatementsBefore the prosecution and defence present evidence and witnesses, both sides have the right to give an opening statement aboutContinue reading “Put your protagonist in the dock”

When all else fails ….pretend

​The word ‘pretend’ has a bad press. We worry about doctors who aren’t doctors, builders who can’t build, teachers who aren’t qualified to teach. But the word ‘pretend’ comes from the Latin “praetendo” meaning to stretch forth, reach out, extend. Pretending allows us to believe we can do something new and different. Pretending allows usContinue reading “When all else fails ….pretend”