Monday, 26 November 2012

Let things happen

Stuck for starting a new short story so I'm trying to sit back and let things happen. One way: I'm looking at the kickstart ideas and stories that I've noted and written before. Perhaps I should look at the words I use most commonly to see if I need to make any changes. That reminded me of the Wordle website. So I put in one of my stories and here is the result, showing the words most commonly used in bigger print:

Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Rejections - hurray!

Emley Moor Mast: a signpost that you're now in Yorkshire when travelling up from the south

Two rejections letters from BBC Radio, and Carve online!  And I actually feel pleased because it's the first time I have submitted work - not a competition as such.  So now I feel more like I'm on the path to becoming a proper, professional writer!
Into the 3rd week of a new poetry class with Sally Baker.  At the end of 10 weeks I hope to have a sonnet to my name.  Not tried this before.

Sunday, 8 January 2012

I knew she was lying

She said she had forgotten but I knew she was lying.  How can you forget to tell your sister that your mum died last night?  She had told her son and then 'everything just went out of my mind'.  She’d even registered the death and said mum’s occupation was ‘pilot’.  She’d had a lot of jobs since then: cabbage leaf taker-offer, painter and decorator - those are what comes to mind.  And then of course, keeping the books for my so-called sister.

This arose from today's prompt on the blog One Minute Writer, A Defining Moment in your Life.  Strangely enough you are asked to just write for one minute using the prompt provided that day!

What I have written is fiction.