Writing the senses

Encouraging playfulness in children's writing (and maybe in adult's writing, too) The inaugural 'Discover Challenge' at WordPress Blogging the Senses has reminded of the time I worked with groups of Year 1s (5 and 6 year olds) and Year 5s (9 and 10 year olds) and I asked the children to use all of their senses to … Continue reading Writing the senses

Writing about Work – WordWeavers Session 3

A summary of what we did.... Last week, among other things, we talked about how a character's actions can reveal something, a mood or character trait, for example, to the reader. This week, continuing to think about what our characters do, we considered the world of work as a source of writing inspiration. The workplace … Continue reading Writing about Work – WordWeavers Session 3

WordWeavers Session Two involving a carrot…

We began by considering the following: writing what a character does is a way of revealing emotion or mood to the reader; it helps to know something about your character's background, their childhood, their desires, their fears, etc., as this is likely to influence their behaviour; tapping into your own memories and thoughts is a … Continue reading WordWeavers Session Two involving a carrot…