Sometimes you want to write, but you don't know what to write about. Sometimes you know what to write about, but not how to make it work. This book will bring you a year's advice and inspiration to move your writing forward. Each two-page spread opens with learning points and advice, followed by interesting exercises to help you put this into practice. In 365 days you'll learn to: - create believable characters - write realistic dialogue - let your reading improve your writing - use personal experience to inspire fiction find the factors that get a story going - choose the right tense and person for your stories - show, rather than tell - work out which writing rules really matter - and follow them
Jane Cooper lives in Edinburgh where she teaches English and Creative Writing. She also enjoys learning through others and taking part in writers' groups and workshops. Jane is the author of six school textbooks and also writes poetry and short stories.