I am a novelist, playwright and non-fiction writer.You can find a list of my work under 'Titles'. I began my working life as a school teacher and when I became a full-time writer I combined the two loves of my working life - teaching and writing - and began teaching creative writing, mostly to adults. From these classes came my two how-to books, So You Want to Write and Writing Your Family History . I live in Wanganui, New Zealand. A beautiful river city.
To my great joy many of my students have achieved success.
You will find them under 'Success Stories'.
I hope it's not too long before you join them.
How do you begin writing, or pick up something you started a long time ago and get back into it.?
Starting something is the hardest part. When it comes to writing, the second hardest part is finishing. The world is strewn with unfinished short stories, plays and script ideas, half-finished novels, family histories and first draft articles. The blogs and tutorials on this website will help you with the craft of writing, offering you skills and techniques for a number of genres. And keep you writing!
Each tutorial is followed by an exercise which should help you free the writer in you - or perhaps solve a writing issue you may currently have.
They will cover topics like Getting Started, Writing Dialogue, Show don't tell, Building believable characters, Narrative drive, Writing feature articles, film scripts, etc.