What colours your writing?

There are bits of unexpected colour everywhere right now. They brighten up an ordinary landscape that’s in transition between seasons. There are other colours turning up this month, but on houses, inside and out. Purple and lime green Christmas decorations. Teal and orange. Even black and gold. I’ve seen them in recent magazine spreads. “OurContinue reading “What colours your writing?”

Showing, not telling: a sensual taste experience

. ‘Sweet 100’ cherry tomatoes are ripening and I can’t resist plucking one from the vine and popping it into my mouth. My tongue teases the curves and presses them into submission. Warmed by sunshine the globe bursts into juices that dribble off my chin and give my taste buds visions of Tuscany. There’s noContinue reading “Showing, not telling: a sensual taste experience”

Finding the words to show, not tell

. “There is nothing more difficult for a truly creative painter than to paint a rose, because before he can do so he has first to forget all the roses that were ever painted.” [Henri Matisse] Description, we’re told, is best achieved not in telling, but in showing — not in saying it’s raining, butContinue reading “Finding the words to show, not tell”