“It’s about becoming attentive, slowing the mind to create space for a poem to breathe. I am in dialogue with mystery, time, and with space.”
“Most people instinctively adjust their language according to the medium. It’s called code-switching and we do it all the time.”
Award-winning author Belinda Murrell shares her insights into the industry after publishing over 35 books.
“Revealing and concealing backstory for dramatic effect can play a significant role in driving tension and narrative momentum.”
“My primary purpose for reading is still, always pleasure, and paying attention to craft is part of the enjoyment for me.”
“… a distinction must be made between the artform of fiction or writing for oneself or journaling. Both are important, but they serve different purposes.”
“But really, I don’t care what the trope is — in the hands of a skilled writer, even the most tried and possibly tired trope can be delivered in a fresh and entertaining way.”
“The better you understand the intricacies of good writing, the more powerfully you can write about any aspect of your life.”