Creative Writing Workshop: Setting and the Short Story

As my Carrick-on-Suir, Creative Writing Workshop: 'Story Wise' draws near I find myself contemplating the key elements of a Short Story. In particular, I've been considering the importance of setting.
Dinner Scene from 'Indiana Jones and The Temple of Doom.'

The Short Story Sequel and Me

Sequels are always a challenge because they have something to live up to. A short story sequel is no exception. The reader expects the original characters to appeal to them in the same way as they did previously. They also expect them to have grown.

Story Wise: A Short Story Workshop

It's official! I'm branching out into Creative Writing tuition starting with a Short Story Workshop. For those of you still humming and hawing about whether to book a place here are a few 'Story Wise' secrets to give you a flavour of the workshop . . .

Writing Inspiration: Wormshead and Other Seascapes

I'm currently writing a short story which has led me to reflect on writing inspiration. It's a roadtrip adventure with a touch of romance and features an artistic free-spirited heroine and her male best friend, a laidback, wisecracking sidekick.

Romancing the Bric-a-Brac

Why am I only now finding out that the traditional 2nd Wedding Anniversary gift is cotton?  I could have got clothes, I need a...

May Day and The Hokey-Cokey

  I've discovered a great antidote to this miserable weather. It's singing a ludicrous song at the top of your voice. An example of how...

Memories of a Multicoloured Mullet

I was at a 21st birthday party on Saturday and it started me thinking about my own celebrations a few (aherm) years ago.  Instead...

Comedy in Tragedy

I began a First Aid course last Saturday and was introduced to ABCs.  'A little late in life,' I hear you cry but in...

Between a Rock and an eBook

I'm very proud of myself this week, having simultaneously published an ebook and walked across rocks.  Now, 'walking across' may not sound as impressive...