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Aug - Nov 2015
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An occasional diary about my writing etc.
6 January 2016 ~ The Narrative Arc & Endings
I have added another document to
Narrative Arc & Endings is four pages long. While there is nothing
new about the arc, the second part includes a list of thirty types of endings
briefly described and with examples based on The Tale of Aladdin.
I am not aware of a longer or more comprehensive list of endings.
is four pages long. While there is nothing new about the arc, the second part includes a list of thirty types of endings briefly described and with examples based on The Tale of Aladdin. I am not aware of a longer or more comprehensive list of endings.
26 December 2015 ~ Resources for Writers Added
I have added a new page with six resources for writers derived from handouts prepared for a creative writing group. The resources are in pdf format and between two and four A4 pages. They can be reproduced free of charge in not-for-profit organizations.
Other items will be added over the next year. The current handouts are:
Revealing Character in Short Stories
18 December 2015 ~ Seasonal Whimsy: Holiday Season Ice Extravaganzas
This is also available as a one-page pdf.
It would seem that almost anything can be more of a spectacle by staging it on ice. Here are some shows yet to receive the wow factor that comes from pelmet-like skirts and boots with blades.
Othello on Ice
The Satanic Verses on Ice
Waiting for Godot on Ice
Ginsberg’s Howl on Ice
For Your Ice Only
Towering Inferno on Ice
Last Night of the Proms on Ice
The Barber Shop Quartet on Shaved Ice
Across the Andes by Frog on Ice
Global Warming on Ice – we wish
Godzilla on Crushed Ice
The Importance of Being Ernest on Ice
Oedipus Rex on Ice
The Life of Brian on Ice
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof on Ice
Titanic – Gone with the Floe
A Brief History of Time on Ice
Clockwork Orange on Ice
Fifty Shades of Grey Slush
Ice Cold in Alex on Ice
Anagrams Once I
Heart of Darkness on Ice
Edvard Munch’s Ice Scream
My Left Foot on Ice
Finding Nemo on Ice at the Fish Counter
Moby Dick on Lots of Ice
I think this ice sculpture is by Kim Arents.
I have had no success identifying the photographer.
We Need to Talk about Kevin on Ice
Gorillas in the Mist on Dry Ice
The Chilcott Report with Skates on – we wish
Trotsky’s Assassination on Ice – Pick of the Week
Love in a Cold Climate on Sheet Ice
The Queen’s Speech on My Husband and Ice
Drone Strikes on Isis
The Night Porter on Ice
Third Runway at Heathrow on Ice Again
Glastonbury Festival on Frozen Mud
Dazed and Confused on Eiswein
World Cup Rugby on Ice
Lippizan Horses on Ice
The Code Breaker pm Jdf
The Ramayana on Ice
Hermann Hesse’s Steppenwolf on Pack Ice
In case anyone wonders where the idea for this came from, Sue and I have made jokes for several years about putting shows on ice. For example, one will say to the other how good a production was and get the reply, "Yes, but if only they had done it on ice."