Chain Reaction – A Study of a Small Town and the Characters Within, Or; The Effects of a Grumpy Old Man with a Leaf-Blower

The leaves fell from the sky like little meteors, forming first molehills and then dragon-coloured mountains. Children playing at being frogs hopped from one mulchy pile to the next, squealing and squawking. Mr Welch pulled out his reporter’s notebook – made as fat and gnarled by time as its owner – and scribbled a reminder;Β get… Continue reading Chain Reaction – A Study of a Small Town and the Characters Within, Or; The Effects of a Grumpy Old Man with a Leaf-Blower

Writing Activity – Objective: Character

This is the second in a series of blog posts aimed at helping people with writer’s block – or those who just to write more – get those creative juices flowing, myself included! Above all, though, it’s meant to be fun, so sit back, get a cup of tea (or coffee . . . or… Continue reading Writing Activity – Objective: Character

Genius Loci and Axis Mundi – Using Space and Place in Writing

As a Journalism and Creative Writing student at university, I am fortunate enough to be introduced to lots of interesting concepts that help and vary my writing. Two of these concepts are genius loci and axis mundi. In this post I am going to write a little about what these ideas mean, and how they… Continue reading Genius Loci and Axis Mundi – Using Space and Place in Writing