|Posted by kerf on June 13, 2017 at 10:50 PM||comments (0)|
ENCOURAGEMENT TO FOLLOW YOUR DREAM: but to do that you have to make sure your dream pays your rent
by Kerin Freeman
Not everyone who does well at school succeeds, and a number of people who fare badly in their early years go on to become great achievers. The education system overloads a child with so many things for which they have no talent or inclination for - it does not allow children to focus early on on their strengths. Nine times out...Read Full Post »
|Posted by kerf on June 2, 2017 at 7:05 PM||comments (0)|
I found this great article on writing today and thought you would like to read it.
5 Misconceptions About Writing That I Used to Believe
Are we modern-day writers lucky or what? We enjoy unprecedented access to the wisdom of all the writers who have gone before us. I’m not kidding. the wealth of excellent information at our fingertips is i...Read Full Post »
|Posted by kerf on February 22, 2017 at 5:40 PM||comments (0)|
HOW TO CRAFT A PERFECT SCENE
by Guest Author - see Being Author: https://beingauthor.com/author/guest/
Every writer has a method for how they create each scene. There’s no wrong way to do it, as long as it’s working for you, and over time, all writers develop their own style. The following is an outline of the method I use to ensure each scene is valuable and engaging.
Each scene should either advance your plot or reveal information about your character. If ...Read Full Post »
|Posted by kerf on February 5, 2017 at 8:30 PM||comments (0)|
Being a writer I want to get on with the process of writing. Having to find a publisher or a literary agent is damned hard work - even harder than writing your manuscript, make no mistake. Finding the right one can be mind numbingly frustrating, its a wonder you have any nails left or hair on your head !
A word to the wise! Before submitting anything to an agent, read their submission requirements carefully, and follow them to the l...Read Full Post »
|Posted by kerf on December 18, 2016 at 8:30 PM||comments (0)|
I have studied scriptwriting for a very long time. I have devoured movies like forever. Movies and books are my obsession. The difference in writing them is totally different. I have taken classes, read books on it, watched numerous movies and read many scripts, but for some reason nothing gelled. I know we all learn differently, and that's good. But what helped me enormously was completing an online university course in scriptwriting. Listening to four scriptwriters discussing...Read Full Post »
|Posted by kerf on November 5, 2016 at 6:50 PM||comments (0)|
Non quo sed quo modo
‘We will maintain’; ‘Not for whom, but in what manner’ – the Howard mottos
A certain chain of events set in place during April 1941 ultimately led to...Read Full Post »
|Posted by kerf on October 29, 2016 at 3:00 PM||comments (0)|
First off, before we go into failure, I'll start with the other things: just to let you know I have now completed my online University scriptwriting course. I loved it. Future Learn is an amazing place where you can take online University courses for free. Here's my certificate of achievement of which I am rightly proud: https://www.futurelearn.com/statements/mjuinbe
Check out Future Learn for yourself, up your skills, there are hundreds of courses to choose from in all different ...Read Full Post »
|Posted by kerf on October 1, 2016 at 2:55 PM||comments (0)|
It's been a while I have to say since I last wrote. Where does time go? I wish someone would tell me.
I am back to working on my book 'Let Him Hang' - I believe it's advantageous to you and your writing to cast aside something that isn't working for a while and go back fresh. Let Him Hang is a hard book to write - the story of a young man who believed his new country would look after him, the land of milk and honey no less. Yet two years of arriving he is standing in front ...Read Full Post »
|Posted by kerf on July 17, 2016 at 7:25 PM||comments (0)|
Hi everyone, after a six week spell in the UK, visiting family I am back to wintery New Zealand.
Just to let everyone know I have added Research to my services. I have papers from Massey University in Sociology, Anthropology, Human Development, History - plus I have years experience in researching backgrounds of my books. So if any of you out there need help with your research, please do contact me.
I'm now working on a novel - time travel, if you will, set in England in the Maggi...Read Full Post »
|Posted by kerf on April 24, 2016 at 5:00 PM||comments (0)|
I love Stephen King's book on writing. He is the master, so here are eight writing strategies Stephen King shares that have helped him sell 350 million books:
1. Tell the truth.
"Now comes the big question: What are you going to write about? And the equally big answer: Anything you damn well want. Anything at all... as long as you tell the truth... Write what you like, then imbue it with life and make it unique by blending in your own personal knowledge of life, frien...Read Full Post »