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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, writing a play comes with its own challenges. You’re limited to setting, and staging some things (such as magic… / READ MORE /
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, whilst others are too afraid to hurt the other person’s feelings to focus on giving feedback to the work, not the person. Giving… / READ MORE /
Poetry
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 /
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 /

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