I’m Such A Light Weight


I kind of fell into bed last night *snigger* Two glasses of Pims and i was done in 😦 So i guess it was inevitable that this morning during our first tea break i had to rush to the shop to buy some Nurofen lol…..so i finally felt human for the 2nd part of Kate Walkers course lol.

Today, Kate was talking about “conflict” which was fascinating! Internal and external conflict to be exact. It made me realise that ive often completely forgotten about internal conflict with my characters. Thats something i will definitely be rectifying when i get home πŸ˜‰

At lunch i finally met the lovely Della Galton, and we ended up outside having a fag. Im now the proud owner of a signed book πŸ™‚

The afternoon speaker was Stephen Bowkett, a childrens author who has some 50 books to his credit. His talk, entitled “Adventures of a Visiting Author” was all about his experiences of going into schools to talk to children about being a writer. He was very funny, and some of his stories were uplifting, others shocking. One thing he did say, and he says this to the kids he talks to, is “Books are like Dr Who’s Tardis. Bigger on the inside.” I like that πŸ™‚

I chose to do my after tea session with Freda Lightfoot. Her workshop was entitled “The Yin and Yang of Character”. I partnered Christine and we ended up coming up with a character and a plot, from just one word. A very useful exercise, as, you know me, i do love a character πŸ˜‰

Im not sure i’ll make the speaker tonight, my feet have swollen up LMAO…..im trying to laugh, but its not funny really. Im not sure if its the heat, all the walking around or the bloody great Gnat bites!

Still, ive learn a lot, the weather is gorgeous, and the food, toooo tempting πŸ˜‰

Of course, ive had to buy the odd book LOL πŸ˜‰

Sorry im so behind with all your blogs, will catch up as soon as i can, i promise πŸ™‚

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23 thoughts on “I’m Such A Light Weight

  1. Boy are you having Fun, To much reading looks like ..need more write time maybe, hope you learn something from all those books, Did you needed them to write? why? life is full of stuff look around your doing great already Thank’s Will

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    • I am most definitely having fun! But, it would be more fun if it wasnt so hot. The cant please us Brits with the weather, we’re never happy πŸ˜‰

      Thanks Will, im just a huge sucker for writing how to books….i have a HUGE collection at home, i kind of collect them *snigger*

      xx

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    • Awwwww, thank you πŸ™‚

      This blog was originally set up to be my writing journey, my record of the things i’d learnt and what i’ve been doing….i never thought anyone would actually want to read it lol. Thank you πŸ™‚ In years to come i’ll look back and be really glad that i kept doing it.

      xx

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  2. Sounds like your having a great time. Wow how many books lol will you get time to read all of those this year ? Lol having said that, writing from life looks very interesting πŸ™‚ let me know if it’s any good – pretty please πŸ™‚ x

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  3. Hope your ankles are better Vikki. Mine are bitten to pieces too. Still, I think the chocolate puddings make up for it πŸ™‚

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