Anthony Ehlers

The Love Child – Mashing Up Wild Plot Ideas

We’ve been exploring plot ideas this month. I think that putting a magnifying glass on plot is always a good idea. Characters are vital in a story, but plot is what holds it all together. It allows the characters to come to life – with…

Angry Characters And What To Do With Them

Angry characters are characters who haven’t found a way to live in the world as it really is. They’re itchy inside their own skin. They’re good to write about. Anger can be an engine for plot, for characterisation. At the moment, I’m writing a screenplay…

The Crowded Dream: Letting Go Of Guilt

The other night, I had a vivid, unsettling dream. A lot of noisy people crowded into a small kitchen at a party. There were pineapple cocktails, loud laughter, bits of cocktail fruit on the floor – a mess. For some reason, a friend I haven’t…

3 Secrets To Simplicity In Your Writing Process

We often speak about the power of writing simply. We understand how that translates on the page, in the written work. What we don’t often speak about is how simplicity in the process of writing is just as important. For me, I know I waste…
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