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As a Flash Fiction Challenge from Dan Alatorre (Click here to see his original post), I am supposed to write a Haiku about a randomly generated topic – mine was ‘What you shouldn’t say at a funeral’
‘He was my father.’
‘He was my father as well.’
‘Who the hell are you?’
I’m going to try some different ones.
Dogs like to ‘kiss’ you
Around your face, nose and mouth
After licking bum!
My dog had a limp
She had hydrotherapy
She pooed in the pool
Lemonade was spilled
I dipped finger and tasted
Gah! It was dog drool!
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Very good article, thanks!
Indirect discourse is “a combination of a character’s thoughts and the author’s words. In the case of indirect discourse, you don’t need italics.”
The above words were written in an e-mail to me by Mark Spencer, Dean of the School of Arts and Humanities at the University of Arkansas at Monticello. Professor Spencer teaches in UAM’s MFA program in creative writing. His fiction and non-fiction works have received numerous awards.
I briefly defined the types of POV (points of view) in my earlier article N is for Narrator.
Indirect discourse is a form of third-person limited narration that moves in and out of a character’s mind.
It has the advantage of bringing the reader into the character’s (protagonist’s) head without the use of first-person POV. This technique provides information about what the protagonist thinks or knows…
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Here is my review:
Rose experiments with Wicca, helped by her friend, Frances, who is a devotee. She finds she enjoys the relaxing meditation she experiences in a Wicca house in Canewdon, Essex, even though she knows Richard would not approve of ‘witchcraft’. That is why I chose the title ‘Witches’ Brew’ by Janie Jones (click link to see video) for this song. It is a sixties one hit wonder, which I loved when I was a child.
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Rose has a psychic reading from each of the other members of her friend, Lynne’s, circle. She can understand some of what is said, but not all of it. She leaves not much the wiser, but a conversation at the end gives her a new idea…
I chose the song ‘Too Bad’ by Nickelback (click the link to watch video) for this scene, because Richard would have considered this witchcraft and thence a sin, but also because it was too bad that Rose didn’t really get much out of the session.
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Image credit: By Stuart Sevastos (Nickelback @ Perth Arena (17/11/2012)) [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)%5D, via Wikimedia Commons
I think I do most of these, although I do love my adverbs – and exclamation marks!! But then, I am quite an excitable person! 😉
by Teagan Berry
Every writer has something that they struggle with. It’s just natural for this to happen – we’re not perfect. For some, it might be descriptive abilities they lack. For others, character development might be their weak link. But what I’ve noticed tends to be the most common foible among writers, is their ability to write convincing dialogue.
For some reason, dialogue has never really been a big issue for me. Instead, I have an ongoing problem with character descriptions. But for those writers that dialogue doesn’t come naturally to, I have some tips and suggestions which will hopefully help.
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