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Reflections of a working writer and reader

 

 

Posts added in August 2007

Creating a Text – Paula Grenside

What phases are involved in the creation of a text? For some years I have been writing mainly poetry even though I started writing fiction. I’d say the planning is very similar. I have an idea, write it down.The first phase is to decide how it will begin and how it will end. A lot […]

Creating a Text – Sarah Salway

What phases are involved in the creation of a text? I have been thinking about your question. I think my first creative phase comes visually – I can see a picture very clearly and then normally an idea or a theme will come, either in discussion with a real person or from the page which […]

Creating a Text – Derec Jones

What phases are involved in the creation of a text? I have created texts of all kinds and have published poetry, short stories and a novel. I have also written and produced stage plays and short films and completed television and film scripts. Despite this extensive experience, the creation of a text is still something […]

Creating a Text – Iain Rowan

What phases are involved in the creation of a text? It’s like sculpture. You start with a huge block of stone and the idea that you would like to sculpt an elephant. You might even have some drawings that you have spent a while working on, capturing the essence of elephant. So you chip away, […]

Creating a Text – Kate Harrison

What phases are involved in the creation of a text? Lightbulb/Eureka moment: it might be a title, or a theme, or a character that ‘pops’ up from nowhere or at least, the sub-conscious. Often it’s a combination of different ideas or preoccupations that have been bubbling away in my brain. Greenhousing: this is where I […]