I’ve just read a blog post by Matt Gemmell entitled “Stories”. Matt is ‘an iOS (iPad, iPhone and iPod touch) and Mac OS X (Cocoa) developer and user experience/interface designer, based in Edinburgh, Scotland’ and not a writer in the sense of being an author of stories – at least not yet. “Stories” is about…… Continue reading Matt Gemmell – His Stories
I had an idea for a story recently based on an image I saw somewhere (I can’t remember where, hence no image for this post). It was the figure of a womanin a dress and high-heels hurrying through a tree-lined avenue on a misty, rainy evening. It conjured up questions about where she was hurrying to…… Continue reading Can Stories Write Themselves?
Real people (you and I) form their characters and behaviour over time, but writers are creating ready-formed lives and there is a lot to think about and invent to make your character — and your story — believable in the reader’s eyes. Let’s take a look at some examples of what I mean. Different aspects…… Continue reading Characters: create contrast and intrigue in their lives