Writing Tips – Setting and Character

This season’s writing tips post is going to focus on the relationship between physical setting and characters. I have come up with what should be a fun and challenging writing exercise which will allow you to consider the importance of these two important elements of fiction writing. Setting – by which I mean the physical… Continue reading Writing Tips – Setting and Character

Art and Mystery

This post will explore the relationship between art and mystery. I will look at a couple of my own favourite pieces of art. However, the points I will touch upon can also apply to your own personal favourites too. Mystery often serves an important purpose within art. A painting can create a small slice of… Continue reading Art and Mystery

An Introduction to Free-form Writing

This post will introduce you to free-form writing, a technique which is extremely useful and versatile. As a writer, it can often be easy to be overcritical. We can all get bogged down in overanalysing what we have written or agonising over what we write next. Sometimes, we may not know what to write at… Continue reading An Introduction to Free-form Writing

An Interdisciplinary Approach to Art

There is a long-standing cultural study of and interest in the cross-over between visual arts, dance and magic. Critics have written a lot about how these forms can complement and inspire each other, and artists have often sought an interdisciplinary approach in order to expand the horizons of their particular form. If you are interested… Continue reading An Interdisciplinary Approach to Art

A Guide to Literary Museums

If you are a writer, you will want to learn about successful works that have achieved widespread acclaim. This will inspire you and assist you with the development of your ideas. Even if you’re not a writer, it’s still fun to visit museums and appreciate the stories behind great creators. This guide will list some… Continue reading A Guide to Literary Museums

A Guide to Galleries

If you are an artist, you will want to look at successful works that have achieved widespread acclaim. This will inspire you and assist you with your technique. Even if you’re not an artist, it’s still fun to visit galleries and appreciate the beautiful diversity of artworks on display around the world. This guide will… Continue reading A Guide to Galleries

An Interdisciplinary Approach to Writing

There is a long-standing cultural study of and interest in the cross-over between visual arts, music and literature. Critics have written a lot about how these forms can complement and inspire each other, and artists have often sought an interdisciplinary approach in order to expand the horizons of their particular form. If you are interested… Continue reading An Interdisciplinary Approach to Writing

Write Every Day

You may have seen that we have already posted tips about making art your hobby; now we’ve created the following post for writers looking for some guidance for their craft. This is suitable for creators of poetry, fiction and nonfiction, and should be useful for amateur and experienced writers alike. Location Whether you wish to… Continue reading Write Every Day

Make Art Your New Hobby

This post is for anyone who is curious about art but is uncertain how to go about exploring this medium. Whether your heart is set on drawing, painting, digital art or photography, it can be intimidating to see how stunning other people’s work is. You probably have not seriously picked up a paintbrush since school.… Continue reading Make Art Your New Hobby