So I’ve written over 5,000 words for my NaNoWriMo attempt. Over 10% written and it’s only Day Two. Don’t worry, there’s no way I’ll keep up this pace. Anyway. I’m not at all happy with what I’ve written so far, but instead of expecting myself to write something perfect straight out of the gate, I’m […]
Here’s my attempt for this week’s Fiction Friday challenge on the Write Anything blog. Today’s challenge is; A couple of adults get dressed up for some Halloween fun but the night doesn’t go as planned… “Are you ready, honey?” “Almost.” William adjusted his tie and smoothed down his hair with one hand. He grimaced slightly […]
Charlie crouched under the porch, listening intently. The pounding of feet on the stairs subsided hours ago, but that didn’t mean they weren’t hiding, waiting for him. His ears buzzed with silence as he lay there with his head cocked on one side. He poked his head out into the backyard. Abandoned toys littered the […]
The tendency towards remakes and sequels has been present in cinema for decades now, but for a long time it seemed that literature stood apart. A book was an individual creation by an author/genius, and was therefore sacrosanct. They could be adapted for performance in the theatre, or on screen, but it was rare for […]
The peace doesn’t last on a Tuesday morning. Footsteps ring out on the cobbles as streams of notes curl down the street like wisps of smoke. Children too young for school press their faces against windows, and adults stand smiling in doorways. Coins flash in the air, and for once, money buys happiness as the […]
I just came across this amazing post on the Write to Done website, about using Tarot cards as inspiration when writer’s block strikes. Try it!