End of September round-up.

October 1, 2010

I went to another Brian Henry Saturday workshop last weekend, and really had a great time. The topic was ‘writing with style’, and there was a lot of good material on subjects like:

  1. What does ‘Show, don’t tell’ really mean?
  2. Playful and spectacular first drafts.
  3. The tools of showing: Dialog, metaphor, gestures, and actions.
  4. Never explain yourself.
  5. How to get a reader to relate emotionally to your writing.
  6. Don’t waste your words.
  7. Revision as gardening – removing weeds and weaklings
  8. The building blocks of stories – nouns, verbs, adjectives, and adverbs
  9. The rule of three in descriptions.

I always come away from a Brian Henry workshop thinking about the craft of writing in different and exciting ways. That alone is worth the time and money it takes to go.

Lesson learned: Don’t catch a cab from Queen street west on a busy Saturday night in the hopes of catching a bus leaving Union Station in fifteen minute’s time. The Tom Lenk show was still worth seeing, though.

I’ve handed out two ‘One Lovely Blog’ awards today, to:

And I have a new snazzy widget on the Kelworth Files – a tag cloud. Unfortunately, as of this writing it seems to have eaten my usual links table, and I haven’t yet figured out how to get that back. If you happen to know the WordPress trick to getting that back, please let me know.

Over and out for now.

Please allow myself to introduce‚Ķ myself

June 10, 2010

Hello there, and thank you for coming to take a look at my blog!

Let’s see, what should you know about me? I’m Chris Kelworth, and I’m an enthusiastic writer. Among other projects currently on my plate, I’m trying to rewrite a young adult fantasy manuscript and start querying it to publishers this year.

I’ve also been working on some shorter stories, and participating in some great local workshops and writer’s meet-ups of all kinds, so I feel like my creative juices are flowing well, and hopefully that will show through in this blog.

So keep an eye on this space – I’m new to blogging, so it’ll probably take me a little while to get the hang of it, but I’m very excited.

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