August 20, 2017

SPARK your Creativity: successful interpretive writing

Sharing skills in successful interpretive writing I love running interpretive writing workshops. I get a great thrill from sharing the tips and techniques of successful interpretive writing.  The principles are simple, when you understand them. The trick is… practice!   A masterclass in writing   Some of you may have been to one of my Tips and Hints masterclasses on the PLB stand at M&H Show over the years. Those […]
August 10, 2023

Are you talking to me?

Tone of voice in interpretive writing I’ve been reflecting on the often forgotten aspect of tone of voice in interpretive writing. It’s been prompted by some interpretation I saw recently at Warkworth Castle. Their new graphics include panels written in the first person. As you explore you discover five different peoples’ perspectives or stories about life in the castle. Clearly first person content isn’t going to be suitable for every […]
August 31, 2023

Peeling back the layers

Hierarchy in interpretive writing This Bank Holiday weekend I enjoyed a few days in Northumberland with the Heritage Hounds. Plenty of walking and the opportunity to revisit Lindisfarne Priory, which has been reinterpreted since I last visited. Of course my interpretive writing brain couldn’t fully switch off. I spotted something which got me thinking about the importance of layering, or creating a hierarchy, in interpretation. So I thought I’d share […]