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Judith Rook  (with Alison Dere)

HOW PEOPLE WRITE

INSIDE WRITING

In my local writing group, we explore the science and art of writing.   We examine how other people write, and we take a close and honest look at our own work.

Here are a few lists we drew up to help us better understand ourselves as writers.  There was some hilarity when we compared them around the group, but we found the exercise interesting and enlightening.

Here is my own list.  It is not finished, but it was what I came up with in one writing session.

CHALLENGE TO MY WRITER FRIENDS:  Do the same exercise, post the result on your blog/website/Facebook Page, and let us know.

What adjectives/Adjective groups would you use to describe your writing “voice”?

Thought-provoking

Amusing/whimsical

Exploratory/speculative

Tolerant

Atmospheric

 

Identify Recurring Motifs which appear in your work

Following the unknown

The cosmos

Relationships between people (especially man/shadow; woman/light)

Female strength/power

Positive personal and social values

 

 

Identify Recurring Locations

Planets (whole planet awareness, with individual countries on a secondary level)

Centres of technical enterprise

Centres of political/social power

Centres holding mysteries

 

Identify Recurring Figures

The Wise Woman

The Hero

The Warrior

The Likeable Adversary

The Powerful Leader

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