GETTING AWAY FROM IT ALL

FAIRYTALES WITH BITE

In Getting Away from it All I look at what makes your characters feel they’ve got to get away and whether their break helps them or not.  I also discuss how we need to get away from our stories for a while so we can read them with fresh eyes to spot the flaws and the virtues of what we’ve written.  Hopefully putting the flaws right will increase the virtues of the tale and make it much more saleable!

THIS WORLD AND OTHERS

Titling looks at what I like to see in my titles.  I have to have a working title before I write the story (but if what I’ve come up with doesn’t seem quite right I remind myself it can be changed later.  I seem to need a “peg” to hang my story on!).

FACEBOOK – GENERAL

I talk about twist in the tale stories tonight and how I usually start with the twist and work backwards to get to the start of the story.  The trick is finding a twist that isn’t too obvious!

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FACEBOOK – FROM LIGHT TO DARK AND BACK AGAIN

I discuss my use of the first person in writing flash fiction (it’s more immediate, it’s like an instant short cut into the story and given the restricted word count, that’s invaluable).

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At my book signing.  Image taken by me.