I never thought I’d be the one to say that a mere app has dramatically changed my life – but it’s true.
When it comes to writing, I lean towards old school, not exactly back to the quill but inclined to be dismissive about specialist writing software programmes that purport to make it easier to write. Writing is difficult enough without having to learn some new fangled software. It might feel easier, but doesn’t make you a better writer.
Evernote doesn’t make you a better writer either but definitely a more efficient and organised one.
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July 2015 School Holiday Workshop
Two day creative writing workshop for 10 to 14 year olds.
Tramshed Arts & Community Centre – Narrabeen
Two day programme (10am-2pm) Tuesday 30th June & Wednesday 1st July 2015
Avalon Recreation Centre – Avalon
Two day programme (10am-2pm) Thursday 9th & Friday 10th July 2015
Max participants: 10
We had a great six week workshop series at Berkelouw Books in Mona Vale culminating in writerly drinks in Edison’s bar next-door. During workshop time we’re on task so finishing up with social drinks is a wonderful opportunity for people to get better acquainted beyond the shared writing aspirations. It’s generally quite an eye-opener, always a few surprises!
50 years on and ‘The Elements of Style ‘ – more often referred to as ‘Strunk and White’ – is still the bible of good writing. It’s straight-forward, definite and endlessly entertaining.
Read it once, read it ten times and be a better writer for it.
Writing that first word, first sentence is the hardest part – but once you push through and have 500 words, even if your genius has failed to shine through, at least you have something to work with. Some good ideas here.