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@JoyRhoades1

- 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
@JoyRhoades1

- 10 hours ago

@EmergencyBK: Easy way to remember the correct amount of garlic for any recipe is, all that you have.
h J R
@JoyRhoades1

- 10 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
@JoyRhoades1

- 10 hours ago

@NoahGarfinkel: “Uh oh, what’s gonna happen with thiiiiiiis?” (Picking up random objects at Chekhov’s house.)
h J R
@JoyRhoades1

- 19 hours ago

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

To 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,

Joy

Session 1: Three Steps To Writing

Episode one deals with the three steps to creative writing.

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Session 2: Plotting, part I

First in a three part series on plotting.

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Session 3: Plotting, part II: A Fairy Tale

The second part in the series on plotting. (Including a link to one of the character-interview-questionnaires I refer to in this episode.)

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Session 4: Plotting, part III: Walk through a fairy tale plot outline

Third, and final, podcast in our series on plotting.

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Session 5: Dialogue, Part I: How To Make Your Dialogue Sing

Our first look at dialogue – how to make it sing.

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