FAIRYTALES WITH BITE
I started a new series yesterday (31st May 2017) and share the links here for Part 1 and Part 2 of my A to Z Series of Writing Tips, which I hope you find useful. Part 1 covers A to E and I look at things such as how useful being published in anthologies can be, just to name one example. Part 2 covers F to H and includes my thoughts on heroes/heroines and that they need to be fully rounded characters who have off days, the same as the rest of us (!), yet there should still be something about them which makes it clear they deserve to be cast heroically.
THIS WORLD AND OTHERS
The Right Title shares some of the ways in which I come up with titles for my stories, and again I hope this is of use. I use some of my stories in From Light to Dark and Back Again as examples (though if you want to read more of the tales, you will have to buy or borrow the book! Having said that, and if you would like a taster of what I do, one of my stories is on my book’s trailer, which I share below).
FROM LIGHT TO DARK AND BACK AGAIN – BOOK TRAILER
CHANDLER’S FORD TODAY
I hope to resume blogging for CFT in the next week or so. I have taken a short time off all writing due to a family bereavement and am only beginning to get back into things again. (Am glad to be writing again, it is so therapeutic at times, but I know it will take me a little while longer to get back into writing my feature articles again).
FACEBOOK – GENERAL
I talk about moods tonight. I either write to my mood or sometimes deliberately write against it. Both can produce good stories (and make you focus on anything other than the situation that triggered the mood in the first place!).
FACEBOOK – FROM LIGHT TO DARK AND BACK AGAIN
Topic for you to consider – are the best characters the ones where the author actively dislikes them? I think so! For reasons why see the link and comments with your views on this would be very welcome.