Starting to Write
STARTING TO WRITE A NOVEL
From your head to the page
Kerry Young has written three novels, Pao, Gloria and Show Me A Mountain, short- or longlisted for the Costa First Novel Award, Commonwealth Book Prize, Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature and the East Midlands Book Award.
Sometimes, when we think about our story or book we get distracted by the plot. We list and describe what happens….
Using different coloured post-its. Choose a colour (say pink) and write the central themes of your story on separate post-its. For…
To be authentic, and have an authentic voice, we must write from our experience. We take what was or is real…
Think of a ‘true’ incident in your past. An incident in which something mattered. Maybe it was the moment you realised…