Veronica Bright

Published Works

Cloud paintings

Cloud Paintings

A celebration of perseverance and courage in the face of adversity.

Douglas sees the world from a wheelchair, and he hates it.

Thomas has always resented being an unwanted child.

Fiona walks a tightrope in her new life.

And what about the woman who takes her children to visit their father in prison?

Short stories. People battling with life.

Available here

A gift from the horse chestnut tree

A Gift From The Horse Chestnut Tree

Sometimes love hurts

Children. They don’t always have an easy life.

Susan is caught up in her mother’s grief.

Jessica has been very ill, and now she has another problem.

A fourteen-year-old inner-city boy goes on holiday for the first time.

Short stories to challenge your perception of childhood.

Available here

Rainbow Laughter

Rainbow Laughter

Wrong place? Wrong time? Or both?

You’ve only got one life, haven’t you?

Rainbow Laughter is a collection of nine insightful and powerful short stories about ordinary people, growing and changing, searching for hope when all seems lost.

Every story has won a prize in a competition.

Available here

How to create believable characters using the Enneagram

Every good story needs characters who are so real, your readers feel they would know them the moment they walked into the room. Veronica Bright’s aim is to help you create realistic, believable characters, who will have your readers rooting for them all the way through the ups and downs of your story. She tells you about the ancient wisdom of the Enneagram. This is a tool for understanding human nature. It points out the unconscious motivations behind the ways we react, and shows how characters may change and grow in the unfolding of a plot. There are helpful examples of many character combinations throughout the book, and also eleven sections providing exercises to help you consolidate your developing knowledge. If you want to understand people better, improve your skills and make your fictional characters memorable, How to Create Believable Characters Using the Enneagram is waiting to help you.

‘A fascinating approach to creating characters – and understanding our own characteristics. I recommend it.’

Della Galton, author and creative writing tutor

‘Getting the characters right is the key to good fiction. This book makes that so much easier.’

Linda Lewis, author and creative writing tutor

Available here

Note: The related stories mentioned below are nothing to do with Veronica’s work.

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