Thoughts on Editing…

I’m still editing my next novel, So the Doves… of course. Editing is the writing, all writing is rewriting. Right? And you think it would be easier than writing the first draft. Shouldn’t it? The material is already there, you aren’t having to create a new world, new characters with complexities and drives and frailtiesContinue reading “Thoughts on Editing…”

Thoughts please…

So, the flash fiction challenge has finished having had some amazing (and I don’t say that lightly) stories shared with us all. My questions are – was it helpful sparking inspiration? Did you enjoy it? Did enjoy reading the pieces? And the main one – Shall we do it again soon? Different prompts etc? LookContinue reading “Thoughts please…”

Flash Fiction Challenge #5

You’ve made it to the end of our challenge… How are you doing? Nailed it? Let’s see… 25 words please. TWENTY FIVE words only. Your prompt? Four words you should never say… Points to remember – Make every word count. Carefully chosen details can convey more than long descriptions. Make your title pull its weight! PostContinue reading “Flash Fiction Challenge #5”

Flash Fiction Challenge #4

Now we’re really cooking on gas… 50 words please. FIFTY words only. Your prompt? I only had one pair of … Points to remember – Make every word count. Carefully chosen details can convey more than long descriptions. Make your title pull its weight! Post your piece with title and your name/pen name in the commentsContinue reading “Flash Fiction Challenge #4”

Flash Fiction Challenge #3

Getting good at this, huh? Come on then… Let’s make this a real challenge… 100 words please. ONE HUNDRED words only. Your prompt? He/She/They couldn’t remember the last thing said, but…. Points to remember – Make every word count. Carefully chosen details can convey more than long descriptions. Make your title pull its weight! Post yourContinue reading “Flash Fiction Challenge #3”

Flash Fiction Challenge #2

Shall we go again? Feeling warmed up, limber and ready for action? OK, 250 words please. TWO HUNDRED AND FIFTY words only. Your prompt? No one should feel this happy… Points to remember – Make every word count. Carefully chosen details can convey more than long descriptions. Make your title pull its weight! Post your pieceContinue reading “Flash Fiction Challenge #2”

Flash Fiction Challenge #1

Ready? OK, 500 words please. FIVE HUNDRED words only. Your prompt? A stranger came to town…. Points to remember – Make every word count. Carefully chosen details can convey more than long descriptions. Make your title pull its weight! Post your piece with title and your name/pen name in the comments section If you wouldContinue reading “Flash Fiction Challenge #1”

Flash Fiction Challenge…

All right then! Just back from teaching a course in Flash Fiction and it was so productive and interesting as a tool in developing as a writer that I thought it might be fun (and helpful) to run a challenge.. Here’s how it works – The challenge is open to all I’ll post a promptContinue reading “Flash Fiction Challenge…”