Monthly Archives: May 2016

Day 9: 30 Day Writing Challenge

In 250 words or less, write a storm using senses other than sight During my writing degree, we were always taught to use multiple senses in our descriptions. Makes the scene more visceral for the reader. Sight is one that … Continue reading

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Day 8: 30 Day Writing Challenge

In 250 words, write without adverbs I use a lot of adverbs in my writing. This is not something I’m proud of. Whenever I read over my drafts, these are among the first things that make me cringe. I think … Continue reading

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Day 7: 30 Day Writing Challenge

In 250 words or less, write dialogue with no tags The reason that I’ve gone AWOL for the past however long is that I am undergoing the massive undertaking that is theĀ Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon. This series is everything. … Continue reading

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Day 6: 30 Day Writing Challenge

In 250 words or less, write an opening paragraph inĀ media res… (also known as “in the middle of things”) So, it’s the tail end of semester. I definitely should have waited until the uni break before starting this. I’m starting … Continue reading

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Day 5: 30 Day Writing Challenge

In 250 words or less, write a cliffhanger. I’ve been looking forward to this one! Those characters I keep using, Nora, Connor, and Cam? They’re a few of years old now. They started out as an experiment, to see if … Continue reading

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Day 4: 30 Day Writing Challenge

In 250 words or less, write the colour blue without saying “blue” “Are you sure this is a paint shop? These sound like names of poems. Or really really bad surfing movies,” Henry said, running his hands over the multicoloured … Continue reading

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Day 3: 30 Day Writing Challenge

In 250 words or less, write without “should”, “could”, “would. I’m not entirely sure what this exercise is supposed to do. So, much like yesterday’s challenge, I’m going to edit an old piece, to see what this does for it. … Continue reading

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