Saturday, April 18, 2009

Describing the steam...

Kate Mosse (author of Labyrinth) was on BCC News this morning and she made the what-might-be-obvious point 'To be a writer, you need to write'. Basically what she meant you need to be looking for any excuse to write something. The example she gave was when waiting for the kettle to boil, instead of waiting, or doing cardio-vascular exercise, grab your notebook (any self-respecting writer alway has one to hand) and just write something - possibly, as Kate suggested, look at the kettle and describe the steam.

This 'observational writing' is a very good exercise, as catering to the senses is a crucial part of writing a novel, short story or poem.

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