STORY BACKGROUND

FAIRYTALES WITH BITE

I talk about Surprises in Books tonight (which also ties in with this week’s Chandler’s Ford Today post).  I look at what a writer wants to achieve in surprising their readers (and without annoying them!).

THIS WORLD AND OTHERS

To write a story of any length with conviction, the writer must know enough of the story background and characters before writing.  In Story Background I look at why you need to  know more than you actually show the reader and the importance of drip feeding information.

FACEBOOK – GENERAL AND CHANDLER’S FORD TODAY

My post on Chandler’s Ford Today this week is about collecting books.  This post is inspired by my going through my late mother’s collection of books and discovering some nice surprises.  For example she had a copy of, all things, Catch 22 by Joseph Heller in leather bound hardback.  Beautiful book and I’m looking forward to reading it.

Mum also had Chekov’s Short Stories which I’m also looking forward to reading and, for those of you who are thinking wasn’t Chekov in Star Trek, wrong one and time to go to your local library I think!

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FACEBOOK PAGE – FROM LIGHT TO DARK AND BACK AGAIN

I ask whether technology is a good thing in writing and show one way in how you can make yourself feel really, really old.  (I discovered how to do this at my book signing back in early July!).  I look back at how I used to have to do a manual word count (which would practically guarantee I would get a phone call at exactly the wrong moment) and share the joy of not having to literally cut and paste any more!  (This could be part 1 in a new mini series called Old Writer Remembers When…)!

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ASSOCIATION OF CHRISTIAN WRITERS – MORE THAN WRITERS

Sorry, forgot to do this earlier.  My post (for late July) was called The Gratitude Chip and why I think we should have one implanted!

 

GC - If only we were chipped

What a Gratitude Chip could look like.  Image via Pixabay