Today I worked on a piece for 3elements. Can't say I'm entirely sure i'll get it done on time but it's an enjoyable short story to write nonetheless. The Theme, or rather three themes for this submission are: Carriage, Pinwheel and Scour. So far I have an old woman living in a Burton Wagon with … Continue reading Pinwheel, Carriage, Scour
Nerves fraying I headed to my first write in for Nanowrimo. Shuffling in I searched for a seat. Due to a last minute change in location the place was rather full. After being given goodies aplenty I settled in opposite a fellow writer. Their were fun little mini challenges and reward stamps! Next time I … Continue reading My First Nano Write-In
Jumping around like a a puppy this morning seeing my work published in Dear Damsels. SCARECROW | In Rebekah Graves’ short story, a loved one makes an unusual return"When she was done it was hardly possible to tell the remains of bone and birch apart. This was what stood before her now. Stuffed with straw … Continue reading A Very Writery Week
Today the builders are working on the roof. Lanni (my cat) and I are not happy. Loud and disruptive. It's as if the drilling is against my skull. I practically ran out of the house this morning. Now I'm settled in at a cafe. For a while I was set up in the courtyard by … Continue reading Writing The Story
I signed up for a course from Writer's HQ. A free mini masterclass for short fiction. The first week focuses on the ideas, stripping everything back to basics. The first task is to write out a true story from your own life. My pieces tend to err on the magical side. Writing consumed me when … Continue reading Truth And Writing
I believe in my last post I spoke about submitting a piece to Dear Damsels! Well....It got accepted!!!!!! I haven't submitted all that much work to magazines or competitions, due to a mix of self doubt and perfectionism. however I was happy with this piece I wrote so thought i'd give it a go. I … Continue reading Woot Woot!
Or rather my tiny part of the internet. Just a little post to congratulate myself on submitting a piece to Dear Damsels. I think the hardest part was the biography. Rebekah is an aspiring novelist living with her husband and two cats in the east midlands. When she’s not writing you’ll find her at a … Continue reading Hello World?
Day Five: A trip to the Lighthouse Ragged and wild, I felt at home. Seagulls soar below, dark wings arched. Uneven steps narrow and worn. The Lighthouse white and sturdy against the rough seas. Dark sprawling patches of water like the shadow of a Kraken. Tides meeting, white waves crashing against placid waters. A thrill … Continue reading South Stack Lighthouse
Today I look on the tricky task of skin colour in my novel. Even though my world is pure fantasy I want to be mindful of perpetrating negative stereotypes. I turned to Writing with Color (as a Brit it kills me to spell colour without the u). The website is an absolute treasure trove. After … Continue reading Trace Your Logic
Tuesday's are always a bit of a write-off (no pun intended). the mornings are hectic as I look after my toddling nephew. Add a dentist appoint with all the fear adrenaline that brings. I found I needed the afternoon for rest. Wonderbook - The Illustrated Guide to Creating Imaginative Fiction Today I used Widening Context … Continue reading Wonderbook