August 31, 2020

In this month’s blog we are taking a look at narration. We’re asking ourselves ‘who is telling this story’?

Take a look at the three examples below, all of which are written in the first person. 

They tell the same story through the eyes of three different narrators with...

In this month’s blog we are taking a look at metaphor. A metaphor is a figure of speech that describes an object or action in a way that isn't literally true, but helps explain an idea or make a comparison.

‘He was the black sheep of the family’ is a popular exampl...

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This month Awakening The Writer Within celebrates its fifth birthday! Our first weekend writing retreat was held from the 19th to 21st June in the beautiful setting of Kilnwick Percy in East Yorkshire.

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What gets you writing? Something you overhear on a train, a place you visit on holiday, a facial expression you catch in a cafe, a story in the press? These are raw materials which fire a writer's imagination. Keep your eyes and ears open and your notebook to hand, bec...

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