Over the years I’ve run many workshops for writers centres, libraries, festivals and schools.
Here are some writing craft related posts on the ROR site. ROR is my writing group – see blog. Thanks to them I stay sane. We meet every year or so to critique each other’s WIPs (Work In Progress).
(If there are any topics you’d like me to cover, leave a request in the comments).
The Inner Life of a Successful Writer
How to Handle Contracts
Aspiring Writers Watch Out
Ian Irvine’s great post on Writers using Facebook
Turns out Vivid Dreamers are more Creative
Coming back to that manuscript
In Praise of Fantasy
The Holy Grail – Movie/TV series option on Books
E-books and Indie/Self Publishing
What will you do when you get the call?
Grab that reader in the first 10 minutes
Dark Urban Fantasy
Back story, the bane of the SF and Fantasy Writer
Maps for writers: Part One, Part Two
Finding your Character’s Voice
In the Beginning …
Plotters Vs Pantsers
Applying for a Grant
World Con 2010 through the eyes of the Uninitiated
Editing and Revision
Feeding the Creative Crucible
Creativity, can it be harnessed?
The Writing Process
Writing Male Characters that Appeal to Male Readers (very cheeky since I’m not male)
Characterisation through View point, revealed by Action
Themes in Writing
The Allure of Steampunk
Flashbacks or Non-linear Storytelling
Aspiring Writer’s Checklist
Writing Groups, where would we be without them?
Nourish the Writer
Dialogue, the Good the Bad and the Ugly
Beware the Sagging Middle
Pitch your book
Synopsis, love ‘em, hate ‘em, can’t live without ‘em
Book Structure 101
The Getting of an Agent
Interested in writing for Computer Games?
Some useful industry links for Spec Fic Writers
Creativity and Intelligence
For Writers who are just starting out
Why is Fantasy so Popular
Convincing First Person Narrative