Tag Archives: original fiction

Cultural Differences – #FridayFlash

Kira picked her way along the trail, reveling in the sensation of bare earth and leaf mould between her toes. She wished she could run, really run, but David was right behind her and she didn’t want to worry him … Continue reading

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Readercon, here I come!

The man from the motorbike shop came and looked at my bike. The amount he told me was a couple of hundred lower than what they said the other day on the phone, because of the damage caused when someone … Continue reading

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A Skyland Falls – The Elemental Races #1. What happens next? You decide!

Shirrin stares at Cirrus in disbelief. “You want him to what?” “Telmin is fading and there are no other dragons to replace him. Karista must do his duty.” He turns to walk away but she grabs his arm. “No! Karista … Continue reading

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A competition for the fantasy writers…

One of my Twitter friends, Ryan Lawler, put me onto this last night and I realised I needed to tell everyone about it. It’s a fantasy short story competition with a deadline that’s reasonably far away (10th September 2011) and … Continue reading

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Interactive story – where YOU are the hero

Well, it’s actually more accurate to say you’re the decision-maker, but that was a bit long for the title. So, this isn’t a post about interactive stories in general. I actually want to start one on this blog. Chenoa Fawn … Continue reading

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Cut, cut, cut, oh I like that bit! Ok, cut, cut, cut – the editing process

Don’t you love the editing process? All those plot holes that spring to light, snapping at your throat, the three different ways you spelt ‘their’, the endless discovery of typos, multiplying like flys on… Oh, you don’t like the editing … Continue reading

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Berence Trett’s Business Cards – #FridayFlash

Berence Trett, production editor of the Forest Herald, had heard that Sunny Haze was teaching a social media workshop for the editorial department. This annoyed him. Sunny was, what, 153? At the most? Her vernix caseosa clung stubbornly to her … Continue reading

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Small victories are worth celebrating too, and another tip for increasing traffic

So, today is the eighth day of my blog’s life. Over days one through seven my baby garnered 351 hits, averaging out around 50 per day. This made, and still makes, me ridiculously happy. I put myself out there and … Continue reading

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Finding your characters’ voice

I have seen a few posts on POV (point of view), the most detailed and helpful being a recent one by Kristin Lamb which you can find here. I’m writing about it today, not because I have anything to add … Continue reading

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Flash Fiction – Chocubus

“Come.” The voice swirled round him like caramel, sweet and smooth and tantalizing. He tried to walk away, even tried to just stand still, but that demonic sweetness pulled him forward. His feet moved almost of their own accord and … Continue reading

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