-readers co-create with the author
-just enough description to make the reader feel they are there otherwise it slows down the action
-when drafting don't do the action first then add the description. EMBED the description in the action from the start
-write concrete, specific detail. It works harder
-watch for your own boredom threshold
-character description can be where writing sags a bit
-be specific but not comprehensive
-framing...be aware of who is doing the describing...it can be a 2 way street
|Jane Wenham Jones|
Post lunch it was a wonderful session with Alison King...'What Stops You? strategies to keep you writing.' As I mentioned perfect to help keep the focus on editing...
|Miranda Dickinson and Ruth Saberton|
|Tamsyn Murray and Brigid Coady|
|Jill Mansell and guess who|
|Anna Louise Lucia, Fiona Harper, Julie Cohen, Brigid Coady|
|The flat mates all glam|
|Judy Astley, Julie Cohen and Roger Sanderson|
|Me and my agent - Carole Blake|
|Anne Ashursy and Jane Wenham-Jones|
Then the dinner and the announcement of the winner of the Elizabeth Goudge Award. As I mentioned on Monday I was the runner up with THE HOUSE OF GHOSTS (here) and Cally Taylor won with here entry THE SOMNAMBULIST'S DAUGHTER which is here. It is fabulous. But our flat and table had the wonderful Anna Louise Lucia who was also in the final six! I hope she will post her entry soon.
|Anna Louise Lucia and Moi|
|The Heroine Addicts sans Susanna Kearsley...Anna Louise Lucia, Julie Cohen, Moi, Pia Courtenay, Brigid Coady|
|Moi and the fab Cally Taylor|
Of course post dinner their had to be a naughty kitchen and it turned out to be ours!
|In the fug of the naughty kitchen...Anna Louise Lucia, Carole Blake and Biddy Coady|