Stamping on the Monsters

Looking for monsters? My worst enemy is myself. But I rummaged around in my memory and pulled out my old art teacher

Early Morning Writing

A Birkbeck writing tutor recommended Dorothea Brande’s excellent book, Becoming a Writer. I found Dorothea’s exercise of early morning writing incredibly useful. It really freed up my writing ‘muscles’ and allowed me to work more productively.

More recently, the writing guru, Julia Cameron, advocated a similar practice, which she calls morning pages. When I found a copy of Julia’s book The Artist’s Way in my local Oxfam shop, I couldn’t resist buying it. Continue reading “Stamping on the Monsters”

NaNoWriMo has finished – what am I doing now?

Now NaNoWriMo has finished, there is work to be done.

  1. finish the story
  2. read the story
  3. either, give up and delete the whole thing, or begin some serious editing

What do I do instead? Make animated cartoons on the internet, of course!

Click here to find out how.