Descriptive Writing – Layering your imagery

I wanted to follow up from my post about a website called: Dear Photograph. The photographs on the website conjure up some brilliant imagery of layering story. The concept behind it is simple: take an old photograph of people you know and hold it up against the original backdrop where it was taken and photograph it so that…… Continue reading Descriptive Writing – Layering your imagery

The Periodic Table of Storytelling

Here’s something to play with to get your creative juices flowing. Hopefully, it will also help to unblock writer’s block if you feel you are suffering from it. The Periodic Table of story elements is split into Structure, Settings, Plot, Heroes, Character Modifiers (Protagonist/Antagonist), Archetypes, Villains, and more. Clicking on each ‘element’ in the table…… Continue reading The Periodic Table of Storytelling

Writing and Plotting a Short Story on the hoof

A regular exercise in my Creative Writing class is a story swap. Between us we decide on a subject idea and write a short story of about 1500 words and then bring our story to class for feedback from our peers. The subject can be used as loosely as we choose and we often do…… Continue reading Writing and Plotting a Short Story on the hoof