Self-published novelist Lee Russell is looking to set up a writer’s circle of no more than 6 of Thanet’s writers. Lee recently posted in the Thanet Creative: Writers group on Facebook in the hopes of finding like-minded authors looking to work … Continue reading Novelists Writer’s Circle
Getting started as a writer can often be the most intimidating part of the whole writing process. However, getting started need not be too much of a big deal. In this post, I hope to show you that the most … Continue reading Getting Started with Story Writing
Where do you write and when do you write? This is something that has always fascinated me about other writers. When and where they do the actual writing. For me, writing is something I do at home when the room … Continue reading When and where do you write?
Is your main character always an aspect of yourself – in other words, are your characters just you? I’m not talking about Mary Sue characters – those are bad through and through. What about your characters that are well written – … Continue reading Are your characters always you?
I’d like to explore an idea with you – the idea of a minimum viable story. We often overcomplicate stories and run the risk of never finishing the story. What is Minimum Viable Story? In business one of the things … Continue reading Minimum Viable Story
How would you go about surviving the apocalypse? End of the world scenarios are a popular one for writers to explore. In the Thanet Creative: Writers (facebook group), we’ve been looking at the topic of how to go about surviving the apocalypse. It … Continue reading Questions: Surviving the apocalypse
Today, Thanet Creative held a virtual meet-up as a test for running critique and training sessions online. This is an after action report of our first virtual meet-up on jitsi.org. How the virtual meet-up went We used a platform called Jitsi which we chose … Continue reading Thanet Creative’s first virtual meet-up
Last year, Thanet Creative held a summer barbeque and invited all the other writing local writing groups to come and join us. This year, we’re doing it again. The Thanet Creative summer barbeque is open to all members, anyone who has … Continue reading Thanet Creative: Summer Barbeque
Thanet, and particularly Ramsgate, owes some of its heritage to the local Jewish community. Most prominent of these influences is Sir Moses Montefiore who is the namesake of parts of Ramsgate. Sir Moses Montefiore has his links to literature too, being mentioned in Charles Dickens’ … Continue reading Writers Explore: Writing a Jewish character
We describe something as Kafkaesque when it is characteristic or reminiscent of the oppressive or nightmarish qualities of Franz Kafka’s fictional world. Very briefly we are going to dip into this nightmare. Who was Franz Kafka? Franz Kafka was a German-speaking Bohemian Jewish … Continue reading A brief look at Kafka
Both here and on Author Buzz, one topic I have kept clear of is stock images. Largely because I know next to nothing about stock images other than to check for public domain or creative commons licensing. That lack of knowledge is … Continue reading Advice for sourcing stock images
The best way to succeed at anything – but especially writing – is to try things and make mistakes. However, not all mistakes are equal. New mistakes are better. When you try something new ask yourself this: If I try this … Continue reading Commit to making mistakes