January 10, 2013

New Creative Writing Blog

I have taken the decision to create a new blog about Creative Writing. I have found that more and more I am writing about writing and this wasn't what this blog was about in the first place.

This is my place for my reflections on life. That's why it's called the 'Ramblings of a Growing Man'. I have decided to keep it that way.

If you found this blog and started reading, you are more than welcome to come back for more. If it's Creative Writing you're after then head on over to The Writing Place and let me know what you think.

Thank you for reading.

January 01, 2013

Matt Gemmell - His Stories

I've just read a blog post by Matt Gemmell entitled "Stories". Matt is 'an iOS (iPad, iPhone and iPod touch) and Mac OS X (Cocoa) developer and user experience/interface designer, based in Edinburgh, Scotland' and not a writer in the sense of being an author of stories - at least not yet.

If you read his other posts - whether you're interested in apps and coding or not

Show, Don't Tell - Descriptive Writing Using Imagery

Some time ago I stumbled across the website, 'Dear Photograph' (you can also buy the book). It works on the simple idea of taking an old photograph of people you know and holding it up against the original backdrop where it was taken and photographing it so that past and present blend into one photograph.