Matt Gemmell – His Stories

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

Can Stories Write Themselves?

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?

Characters: create contrast and intrigue in their lives

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