Thursday, May 10, 2007

The 10 Commandments of Writing

On Saturday 5th & Sunday 6th May, editor Sean Doyle gave a workshop to the Nambucca Valley Writers Group and several guests on The Ten Commandments of Writing.

The workshop was very interesting and challenged us with a few writing exercises that I hadn't attempted before, including writing a dialogue with another writer, without knowing who their character was. I imagine that would be like going to a party blind-folded, and not being able to tell if the voice speaking to you is male or female.

Now if you want the 10 Commandments, you will need to ask Sean, or if you're feeling truly adventurous, climb Mt Sinai. Wait a minute, I did that. I slept on Mount Sinai, but I wasn't given any more commandments.

I would've taken more photos but my digital camera has taken on vampiric properties. Put the batteries in, and it sucks the life out of them. Must be time for a new camera!

While Sean was giving one to one feedback with writers, Roby told us the story of her eight year journey to publication. Look out for a fantasy trilogy published by Pan McMillan sometime in 2008!

Now this last photo is from the Bruno Bouchet workshop in September 06, as a member of the group has just emailed the photo to me. Instead of posting it in the archives, I decided to post it here.