WHAT IS A GOOD STORY?

FAIRYTALES WITH BITE

In What is a Good Story? I list five pointers as to what every good story should have, regardless of genre, format or length.  I include strong characters, plot and a powerful opening amongst others.  Do you agree with my thoughts?  Is there anything I’ve left out?  Comments welcome…

THIS WORLD AND OTHERS

One Line Stories shares some one-liners.  I love this kind of writing exercise.  I tend to use one-liners like this to start me off for flash fiction work.  (Occasionally I use the one-liners to end the story with).  But there’s no reason why these one-liners can’t be taken and worked into much longer tales.  Good luck and have fun with these (I intend to at some point!).

ASSOCIATION OF CHRISTIAN WRITERS – MORE THAN WRITERS

More than Writers is the blog for the Association of Christian Writers.  I blog on the 29th of each month and April’s post from me is about my favourite Easter characters, Thomas and Peter.

CHANDLER’S FORD TODAY/FACEBOOK PAGE (GENERAL)

My topic for the Chandler’s Ford Today post this week is Great ThemesI take two approaches to themes for stories.  I do sometimes deliberately write to a theme.  Other times I focus on the character and what they come up with and the theme emerges from that.  I discuss themes for both stories and music and have the great joy of sharing some of my favourite songs here.  Everyone from Dave Edmunds to Maria Callas is included in this one!

FACEBOOK PAGE – FROM LIGHT TO DARK AND BACK AGAIN

Firstly, I hope to have news of a book signing soon.

Secondly, I shared both my CFT post and my Fairytales With Bite posts on here as the topics of themes and what makes a good story I thought were appropriate for my book’s Facebook page too.

Thirdly, I can’t resist sharing the trailer again!  Many thanks to all at Chapeltown Books for producing it.  Think it looks and sounds fabulous.

https://www.facebook.com/plugins/video.php?href=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2FAllison.Symes.FairytaleLady%2Fvideos%2F954726234630356%2F&show_text=0&width=400

FLTDBA ACW Bookshop Image

 

 

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