• Craft,  Creativity

    How Storytelling Makes Me A Stronger Writer

    By Christine Hennebury, 10 Minute Novelist              Once upon a time, there was a writer who was invited to host a storytelling circle. She knew that she couldn’t bring any of her written work to read aloud, instead she was going to have to combine her writing and acting skills with her love of reading and learn how to TELL a story…             At the time, I thought that storytelling and story writing were very different skills. Since then, I have learned that when your need to communicate is powered by story, it is possible to use your skills in one type of story sharing to enhance your skills in…

  • #WhyIWrite

    Why I Write — By Paula Kelly Ince (A Series By The Writers of 10 Minute Novelists)

    When I read this quote from Philip Pullman everything inside me shouted; yes! Fiction is my first love – I fell in love with fiction long before I fell in love with any boys or girls. I come from a large, chaotic family and whilst we all love one another, there is always some sort of drama going on, always has been. I was the eldest of five, on top of which my parents were emergency foster carers, so we regularly had neglected and abused children arriving on our doorstep at various times of the day and night and staying for anything between a few days and several months. Story…