Setting the Scene – Atmosphere We know what we mean when we say that the atmosphere created by a piece of writing was chilling, claustrophobic, desolate, cheerful, menacing, comforting or whatever. But it is not easy to define just why we have experienced this emotional reaction or how the writer has achieved the desired effect. […]
In this recording Tom O’Donnell features the College Players
Part 7. How to Write Good Dialogue Dialogue is direct speech as opposed to reported speech. Give thought as to which is the better method according to the given circumstances and the emphasis you wish to put on the imparting of information. There are occasions when a short account of reported speech may be more […]
Tom O’Donnell’s guest was Joe Malone from Dec 1994.
Tom O’Donnell of Tom and Paschal fame was a stalwart of the entertainment scene in Limerick. In his retirement to took to the airways with local radio stations, Limerick.com is delighted to bring you selection of those radio shows. From 1994 Tom O’Donnell’s guest was Joe Malone.
Creating Realistic Characters Last week I began to look at how to create realistic characters. This week I want to continue this important aspect of the novel. Try to convey the nature of your character, as far as possible, by indirect means. For instance, instead of overtly stating that he is a mean man, show […]
Part 5. Creating Realistic Characters Central to your story are the people, the characters, through whose eyes, actions and reactions your story will be told. The nature of your plot will determine the type of characters you will need to create. It will be easier for you to be in control and certainly simpler for […]