Deadlines Part II

The last deadline I had due in went much better than I had expected. This course is teaching me so much more about writing than I ever expected. the current assignment is to write a story that uses language to reveal as much detail as possible. Conveying information to the reader about location, character ages, … Continue reading Deadlines Part II

Representation

I am reading Pet by Akwaeke Emezi. Within the first two chapters it has sensitively and honesty portrayed the experience of a selectively mute black trans girl in a utopian future. Such quick work but I'm already absorbed. why do I think it’s so hard to write minority characters? I’m scared to go back to … Continue reading Representation

Deadline Stress

I hate deadlines. That's not true. I hate it when I'm unprepared for deadlines. This small piece of writing really doesn't matter but every word is a struggle. This weeks assignment is to write about an overlooked place. I chose the spinney at the end of the road. the idea is to create a sense … Continue reading Deadline Stress

Tough Week

Its been a tough week, my asthma was acting up, this is the first time in a while but it sure did kick in with a vengeance. My throat was ragged the next day and my ribs hurt. Thankfully it abated enough for me to enjoy the second workshop, Out On The Borders. This week … Continue reading Tough Week

A Masters?

This writing course has stirred up an old familiar longing, to head back into academia. Namely A Creative Writing MA. Having been exposed to new writing and given assignments I am eager for more. I just received feedback for the short piece Home. After a few butterflies I opened the email. It was a pleasant … Continue reading A Masters?

Home

Today I have been working on a piece to send into the course co-ordinator, the theme being home, and what it means. As soon as I got out of my own head the words flowed freely. Home has been intangible for me growing up. Split between houses, are they both home or neither? Can a … Continue reading Home

Reading

This evening I'll be joining a workshop hosted by Out On The Page. I'm pretty nervous about it but excited too. In the first meeting we'll be discussing characters. We were asked to think about recent books or short stories and the characters in them. My brain went blank, I could not remember anything I'd … Continue reading Reading

The Silver Birch

I finished my short story, The Silver Birch. Well the draft anyway. There is plenty of work to be done still. I'll be sending off to a competition for the 8th. Reckon I'll leave it alone for a day or two before cracking on with the revision. It's only a thousand word story and I'm … Continue reading The Silver Birch

Busy Writing Day

Well it certainly has been an industrious day. Lot's of writing and organising. So much so that my poor little brain has all but ran out of steam. There is only one scene left of my short story to finish before I begin editing; a spot of free writing fleshed out a character in my … Continue reading Busy Writing Day