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- 10 hours ago

@danidonovan: i mean, who would’ve guessed a kid who learned to manage the emotions of those around them as a survival skill might, y’know… grow into a hyper-vigilant, people-pleasing adult with poor boundaries whose self-worth is based on their ability to make other people happy
h J R

- 10 hours ago

@EmergencyBK: Easy way to remember the correct amount of garlic for any recipe is, all that you have.
h J R

- 11 hours ago

@BeckettUnite: Private water utilities dumped raw sewage into our rivers & seas 403,171 times in 2020. Not a single river in England passes the legal water quality standards. And they are losing 24% of water through leaks. Yet these wasteful polluters made £2.8bl in profit (from us) last year.
h J R

- 11 hours ago

@NoahGarfinkel: “Uh oh, what’s gonna happen with thiiiiiiis?” (Picking up random objects at Chekhov’s house.)
h J R

- 20 hours ago

@kingstonwrites: so when they said we will have a “Festival of Brexit”, what they meant was a “Recession”
h J R

Hello dear Readers,

Hope you’re holding up OK and staying home. This’ll pass, I keep telling myself. And it will. We’ll get through it together, to a better, kinder place.

A special shout out to NHS and other health folk: a huge thank you from us all. A debt we can’t ever repay.

To my creative writing students:

As my forthcoming library workshops have been postponed indefinitely, I’ve begun recording them for you instead. Take a listen to my first sessions are below.

Please let me have any comments: topics for future podcasts and anything else that strikes you: JoyRhoadesWorkshops@gmail.com Favour: I need you to tell me everything annoying, no matter how small (or big :))

Above all, try to switch off, write and be well. Look forward to ‘seeing’ you (virtually and especially in person) when this is all over.

All my best wishes,


Episode One: Three Steps To Creative Writing

       Episode Two – Outline or Plotting – Part I

     Episode Three – Outline or Plotting – Part II – a fairy tale

(And here’s one of the character-interview-questionnaires I refer to in this episode:  https://www.writingclasses.com/toolbox/character-questionnaire/gotham )

Episode Four – Outline or Plotting – Part III – Walk through a fairy tale plot outline

Episode Five – Dialogue- Part I – Make your dialogue sound great ( and work hard )


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