Julie Pryke

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Story-teller to my 3 sons, then when my grandkids started to arrive other grandparents and parents would ask how I could make up so many stories "out of thin air" - I use the webcam a lot as they are away from here.
I realised that people didn't recognise the skills they had and how to develop them and the first 2 books followed.
Then I joined Bradford Writers Circle which is great fun and encourages you to stretch yourself further.
I tried to think of a story which had a slightly different angle for the Christmas Santa idea - and I wondered what would happen if Rudolf went missing! And the latest book was born!
Thanks to everyone who has shown interest in my books. Have a look at my facebook page Tell Tales to kids - stories activites ... o
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Julie Pryke I just write a few key words, then go back to them and try to turn them into sentences, repeat turning into sentences - but usually before them the…moreI just write a few key words, then go back to them and try to turn them into sentences, repeat turning into sentences - but usually before them the ideas have arrived. It's writing htings down which help for me.(less)
Julie Pryke It is great fun, I write with an audience in mind - children of similar ages to my grandchildren - and I'm always looking for the least obvious ending…moreIt is great fun, I write with an audience in mind - children of similar ages to my grandchildren - and I'm always looking for the least obvious ending - the twist in the tale.(less)
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Julie Pryke is finished with Premonition: I was correct when I wrote a review 2 days ago ( from page 17) - it's a gripping thriller and l couldn't uutnit down . Thoroughly enjoyed it and would definitely recommend. A bonus for me was that it was set in my home town as it is today, but I would recommend it wherever it was set. The. Central character is excellent, so human, so determined. Enjoy!
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George R.R. Martin
“I think there are two types of writers, the architects and the gardeners. The architects plan everything ahead of time, like an architect building a house. They know how many rooms are going to be in the house, what kind of roof they're going to have, where the wires are going to run, what kind of plumbing there's going to be. They have the whole thing designed and blueprinted out before they even nail the first board up. The gardeners dig a hole, drop in a seed and water it. They kind of know what seed it is, they know if planted a fantasy seed or mystery seed or whatever. But as the plant comes up and they water it, they don't know how many branches it's going to have, they find out as it grows. And I'm much more a gardener than an architect.”
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Marcel Proust
“Every reader, as he reads, is actually the reader of himself. The writer's work is only a kind of optical instrument he provides the reader so he can discern what he might never have seen in himself without this book. The reader's recognition in himself of what the book says is the proof of the book's truth.”
Marcel Proust, Time Regained

Lili St. Crow
“Discipline allows magic. To be a writer is to be the very best of assassins. You do not sit down and write every day to force the Muse to show up. You get into the habit of writing every day so that when she shows up, you have the maximum chance of catching her, bashing her on the head, and squeezing every last drop out of that bitch.”
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Joan Didion
“The impulse to write things down is a peculiarly compulsive one, inexplicable to those who do not share it, useful only accidentally, only secondarily, in the way that any compulsion tries to justify itself. I suppose that it begins or does not begin in the cradle. Although I have felt compelled to write things down since I was five years old, I doubt that my daughter ever will, for she is a singularly blessed and accepting child, delighted with life exactly as life presents itself to her, unafraid to go to sleep and unafraid to wake up. Keepers of private notebooks are a different breed altogether, lonely and resistant rearrangers of things, anxious malcontents, children afflicted apparently at birth with some presentiment of loss.”
Joan Didion, Slouching Towards Bethlehem

“Those who write are writers. Those who wait are waiters.”
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