A highly original treasure chest of insights to inspire and entertain readers as well as writers, Inside Stories is not another ‘how-to’ book - ‘shows and shares’ like a best friend. Each themed chapter explores a key aspect of writing and reading stories, including 15 of the author’s short stories, analysed and critiqued as illustrations. An asset for writing or reading groups and for teaching as well as for personal inspiration.
Fascinating, thought provoking, and written with her usual lucid prose and wit, this is a book for writers who appreciate stimulating company, and readers who love a good story and like to go behind the scenes where writers’ and readers’ ‘voices’ meet. And there is a whole chapter on the tricky topic of ‘voice’. A book you will want to keep close at hand.
“Unique among myriad books on creative writing, Nicholson’s use of her own stories as critiqued examples is both brave and illuminating. An essential read for writers and readers.” (Joe Stein, Author of Another Man’s World.)
“Brimming with creative intelligence, Inside Stories is a rich and sensory exploration of the relationship between reader, prose and writer.” (JD Smith, Editor of Words with JAM.)
Trish Nicholson began a 30 year writing career as a columnist and feature writer, later drawing on her background as an anthropologist to travel and work in many countries, researching and writing on cultures, tourism, and travelogue. Living through some extraordinary situations, she developed a passion for storytelling. Her short stories have been placed in international competitions and published in anthologies. Inside Stories combines her experience with wit, honesty and compassion to inspire both writers and readers. She lives in New Zealand – Aotearoa – Land of the Long White Cloud.