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Barbara Large: Creative Inspiration

Sometimes fate introduces you to someone in a heartbeat.  You don't have time to cultivate an enduring friendship, but that person still leaves a lasting impression.

Creative Words Matter

I returned home with my head buzzing and lost all track of time, as I embarked on a wine-fuelled creative writing binge.

Winchester Writers’ Festival – Writing Workout – 4th November 2017

I'm in the process of editing the fifth re-write of my novel in progress so there is no better time to give it a kick up the plotline and I cannot think of any better way to stimulate my creative juices than to spend a day in the company of:

Cut the Clichés!

My long-suffering, resident critique(r)- in-chief read the 1000th rewrite of my synopsis yesterday, which came back with more highlighted sections that my last 999 efforts.

Don’t Let Your Plot Sag

More recently I was lucky enough to have the first few thousand words of my second re-write critiqued by Lorna Fergusson of Fictionfire.  It was a detailed evaluation and one that I benefitted from enormously.  I am sure she sensed my plot was leading up to a saggy middle but, thanks to her fiery suggestions as to how the plot might go, I am confident that my middle is much less flabby.

Hanging out with the Write Sort

It is amazing what a couple days spent with like minded people can do for you.  I feel like like my system has been rebooted and I have had to find a bigger box for my writer's tools. Between Friday evening and lunch time today 10 of us absorbed the collective words of wisdom of... Continue Reading →

The University of Winchester Writers’ Festival – 16-18th June 2017

If you have partially finished or have completed your manuscript, you could book a one-to-one appointment with a leading literary agent, commissioning editor or an author at The University of Winchester Writers' Festival. They will offer constructive criticism on your work-in-progress, discuss publishing/marketing possibilities and invaluable advice.

Creative Writing Workshop: The Storyteller in You – The Arts Centre, Jersey 9th-11th June 2017

  "There is no such thing as an 'aspiring writer'. You are a writer. Period.” Matthew Reilly, Area 7 I agree with Matthew Reilly's words of wisdom from his novel Area 7 to a degree, but you have to aspire to succeed and to succeed you need confidence. Starting out as a writer is a... Continue Reading →

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