Sunday, 21 October 2012

Feeding the Imagination

I've been teaching and mentoring students of creative writing for (rubs fingers over mouth) years now, so I decided it was high time I put some thoughts together and produced my own little book of hints and tips for writers.

So here it is:

'Creative Writing Prompts to Feed the Imagination' is now available for your Kindle, and if you don't have a Kindle, you can still access it - for less than £1 - if you go to the Amazon page, look to the right hand side and follow the instructions to download one of the free Kindle reading apps. This way, you can read it on your computer or phone. And be inspired by the many prompts and suggestions, such as one-line ideas for stories, poems and autobiographical writing. There are photo prompts, too, and plenty of quirky ideas to get you thinking laterally.

I've included some in-depth help, too, about creating believable characters, about choosing the best viewpoint for telling your stories, and about doing research.

I hope you'll enjoy it! Let me know your thoughts on it, either by commenting here, or by posting a review on Amazon.

Incidentally, I'll be doing a session about e-book publishing at the Scottish Writers' Centre in Glasgow on Wednesday 7 November, at 2pm. Keith, from the PotHole Press, will be there, too. We're looking forward to it! Why not come along to hear our views on the reasons for going down the e-book road? For more information, visit the SWC website or get in touch via the comment facility here :)