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 😉

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 🙂

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 🙂

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 😉

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 😉

Of course, ive had to buy the odd book LOL 😉

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

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 😉

      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 🙂

      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 🙂 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 🙂 let me know if it’s any good – pretty please 🙂 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 🙂

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