Monday, 18 January 2016

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I have an article in the current (February) issue of Writing Magazine about ways to get writing ideas - and gets a mention on the cover.

Most of ideas are ones I've used already, so I decided to search out a few new ones.









Tomorrow I'm starting a short course with Judy Waite which will use 'defining moments in British modern art' to inspire the writing of the eleven participants. I've no idea what to expect, other than it will be different. We've been instructed to bring a notebook, pen and open mind - so maybe it's a good thing I have no preconcieved ideas.

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  1. Great article, Patsy. Good to see you as a regular in Writing Magazine!

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    1. Thanks, Tracy.

      Don't think you could really call me a regular - but I'm working on that.

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  2. I really enjoyed the article in WM, Patsy. Just the job to inspire our stories. The new course sounds interesting. When teaching, I often used art as a stimulus to get the pupils writing and was fascinated how varied the results were. I hope you enjoy it.

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    1. I'm looking forward to it, Jan. I'm sure it will be an interesting experience.

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  3. Congrats on your published article Patsy.

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  4. I wish I could turn off the voices, and the scenarios that come into my head. I get too many. Write an article about muting the voices.

    Congrats twice on the article. Yeah

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    1. The only method I've found is to write down the stories. That'd be a very short article though!

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  5. Hi Patsy - oh what fun .. that should be so interesting and I'm sure will spin out into other ideas for you - enjoy! So pleased you article was published ...

    ... and did you see that Annalisa has been short-listed for the Costa short story award ... clever girl ... http://annalisacrawford.blogspot.co.uk/2016/01/shortlisted-off-to-london.html

    Excellent news .. so many winners of short story competitions and now Annalisa getting nominated ...

    Good for you .. cheers Hilary

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  6. Way to go, Patsy. For some people (like me) it seems difficult to come up with a good idea. Good luck in the class!

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    1. I suspect we all have ideas, Oscar - it's just that sometimes it's hard to know how to get the best out of them.

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  7. Very cool! Congrats! on the writing article.

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  8. Holy cow! That is cool! I would frame that cover if I were you. ;) Congratulations!!!

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    1. I was pleased to be mentioned - or rather have my article mentioned, Lizy.

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  10. That course sounds interesting. Let us know how you get on. Well done on the article.

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  11. Great to see you publishing articles in Writing Magazine, and any course that says 'turn up with an open mind' will be a fun experience!

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    1. I don't know what to expect, Maria - I suppose that's the point!

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