Although not easy to come up with, I love a metaphor. I guess that’s partly what makes them so appealing. That, and the fact you don’t need to use many in your writing for them to have an impact. Unlike similes that make a direct comparison with something else using ‘like’ or ‘as’ (you can ... READ the POST
Writing and English support for children
Hello and thanks for stopping by. I’m so glad you’ve found my writing club. I’m Nikki and I started Storymakers in 2017. This was just after the publication of my first book, The Mystery of the Disappearing Underpants. At that time, I had been freelance writing and copywriting for ... READ the POST
Personification practice for writers.
I love personification. It is one of my favourite writing techniques. Perhaps this is because of the vividness it brings to your writing, as well as the idea that you can give life to your settings in a way that is only possible using this technique. Plus, it's fun! At the Storymakers Club, ... READ the POST
Why do we use similes in writing?
I mean, why bother? Just say what you mean, right? Well, I have to say I love similes. They add so much to your writing in what we call imagery. In other words, it helps the reader see, in his or her mind’s eye, what the writer is trying to describe. So, what is a simile anyway? A ... READ the POST
Stream of consciousness writing
Planning your writing is important, but delving into your consciousness can also be a rewarding and fun way to practise. In my last blog, I talked about planning and I'm a huge advocate of doing this. From starting with a blank page, planning helps you formalise your characters and plot so that ... READ the POST
Planning a story
It can be tricky, sometimes, when you’re asked to write a story but don’t know where to start. That's where planning comes in. Today, I’m going to share some ideas with you that may help. It’s all about the planning. Honest. Whilst there are those who can put pen to paper and write a story ... READ the POST