Useful emerging writers resources

These are the books and resources on writing I've found most useful in the past two years, when my focus has been on establishing a writing practice and structuring methodology: Take off Your Pants by Libby Hawker Useful for structuring and character development This is probably the book I've found most useful for structure, so … Continue reading Useful emerging writers resources

What I’m learning about writing, April edition

Just finished Jeff Vaandermeer's 'Wonderbook'. It provided me with just the right inspiration to knuckle through some short stories in the past couple of months. I was going to try to summarise everything it taught me about writing, but the book hasn't been my only influence this month. I've also been doing Writer Victoria's 5 … Continue reading What I’m learning about writing, April edition

Review of Joe Moran’s ‘First you write a sentence’

This book should come with a warning label: ‘May cause paralysis from information overload’. I found a lot in this book useful, particularly for poetry which often runs in a few short sentences. But it’s unusual because it mixes together technical advice with long anecdotes about the history of writing, with no clear delineation between … Continue reading Review of Joe Moran’s ‘First you write a sentence’