Watching a play can provoke many emotions: happiness, sadness, even anger. You get far more creative license writing a play than you would a screenplay (compare Posh to The Riot Club, and you’ll see what I mean). However,...Read More
Author: Kristina Adams
Giving and receiving feedback is something that is encouraged in all Creative Writing courses. It’s often referred to as ‘workshopping’. Some people enjoy it, others don’t. Some have a talent for it,...Read More
I studied Creative Writing for my undergraduate degree, and continued studying it into my postgraduate degree. I am proud of my degrees and I enjoyed studying the process of writing, but as with everything, there are downsides...Read More
Despite the amount of drivel produced for film and TV these days, writing a screenplay is not easy. Surprisingly, it takes a lot of work to produce the same thing over and over. However, it doesn’t take anywhere near as...Read More
Poetry is one of those awkward little gits where just because something works for one poem, that doesn’t mean it’ll work for another. There are so many types of poem, and you can do much more with the look, content and language of it than anything else. Poetry offers an unbelievable amount of creative freedom, but people often run away from it for reasons I don’t fully understand.
Poetry needn’t be something to be scared of: with the right tools and the right direction, anyone can find the right type of poetry for them.Read More
I’ve had to write copy and blog posts on everything from the Rana Plaza collapse, to healthy eating, to bathing machines. I didn’t know anything about any of these things before I got started. But there was a job to...Read More
Ingredients are important when writing, but it’s also important to have great resources. Below are some of my favourites. Dictionary Every writer needs a dictionary. I like to use the built-in one on my laptop, but...Read More
Ok, so you’ve got writer’s block. Now what? You’ve got a deadline to meet and you can’t have writer’s block right now. Or maybe you just don’t want to have writer’s block, but don’t know how to get out of it. What do you do?Read More
In this series of articles, I’m going to be sharing the ingredients you need to include in each form of writing to make it work. It’s not as simple as a one size fits all. The criteria for poetry is completely different to that of fiction, and fiction is entirely different from copy.
In this post, I’m going to be looking into what novels and short stories need to have to make them work. Some areas may be more likely to apply to short stories than novels, and vice versa.Read More
Everything in life requires different ingredients to be successful. Writing is no different. Here at The Writer’s Cookbook, I’ll be sharing tips, tricks and thoughts on all aspects of writing from copy to poetry.Read More
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