FAIRYTALES WITH BITE
Part 4 of my A to Z of Writing Tips covers L through to N. I look at literacy (and by implication libraries), memory and notebooks!
THIS WORLD AND OTHERS
I talked a little about one advantage of writing flash fiction on my Facebook page but expanded the idea here in Flash Fiction Advantages. I’m sure you can think of other advantages but a major one for me is writing flash fiction has taught me to “write tight”. As the word count is limited (especially if you write 100 words stories as I do), every word must count and so useless ones show up very clearly. My weak words are “very”, “that” and “actually”. They do nothing for the story. They convey no information, change of mood etc so out they come. And I reduce my word count! (Also words like this slow pace down so removing them for that reason improves the story too).
CHANDLER’S FORD TODAY
I hope to have a post ready for the end of the week. I’ve needed a short break due to a family bereavement.
FACEBOOK – GENERAL and FROM LIGHT TO DARK AND BACK AGAIN
From today – this post is again focusing on using flash fiction to help you spot your weak words and remove them from whatever form of writing you do. This post started out on my book’s Facebook link.
From yesterday – I discuss how Doctor Who has been consistently right over the years with regard to monsters. This is partly my response to the recent horrible terror attacks in Manchester and London, but I also show why the Doctor has long been one of my heroes.