WTF Can I Do?

I'm a devotee of Morning Pages, dear reader. I encourage all my friends and course participants to take up the practice. Three pages of foolscap, free fall, stream of consciousness writing every morning before ANYTHING ELSE. Every day. I light a candle, sit down and write. Usually before dawn. To say it's cathartic is an …

Right story, wrong format. Why it’s important to be true to the story.

Today in my morning pages I had an ah-ha moment. Man, it was a long time coming. Sometimes I'm astonished by how blinkered I can be. But once I had the realisation, I thought, I have to share this with the duckies! And while we're at it, for those of you who haven't heard me quack about morning pages …

PASSION! The big P of creative writing.

Behold, creative writing duckettes! The three Ps that will keep you going through the tough times. Patience, perseverance and passion. Sadly not one of them is coated in chocolate. But that could easily be arranged. Patience. Easy peasy. All this means is that we simply have to patient with ourselves. We have to give ourselves time to learn. Sounds like a …