I have a pseudonym!

...am I supposed to keep that a secret?  I have now sent off my Flash Fiction to Writers' Forum, after changing it to the first person (see yesterday's post). While I was at it I figured I may as well send the piece off to  the Winchester Writers’ Festival Writing Competition.  They required a pseudonym.  I had … Continue reading I have a pseudonym!

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Always read the small print

I was just getting ready to send off my flash fiction when I decided to listened to that nagging voice which told me to recheck the specifications. After finally finding the correct magazine I was very thankful to that voice. I'd completely missed the fact that the piece is supposed to be first person. It … Continue reading Always read the small print

Editing Down

I Spent today revising my flash fiction down from 900 to 500. The first 200 words were easy. it began to get a little trickier after that. I think I'm happy with the result. I'm not sure if the story is any good, but my husband liked it so that's something.  My main motivation for … Continue reading Editing Down

First draft of my Flash Fiction

I don't know if this is something unique to me, but I'm feeling more than a little embarrassed at taking so long to write a piece of flash fiction. I feel like I should just be able to hash out five hundred words and be done with it. five hundred words in a novel is … Continue reading First draft of my Flash Fiction

Slow and Steady

I have discovered I don't do well with short deadlines. I need a story to ruminate. The characters have to grow into themselves. Thankfully due to a typo in Writers' Forum, I was given an extra month to write my flash fiction. I've practically finished it now, just a few tidying up bits. Today's Word … Continue reading Slow and Steady

An Anniversary Post

Today is my third wedding anniversary. I've had a lovely day and I  am writing this as my husband is playing Dark Souls III, his anniversary present. It's the first day I've felt relaxed in a couple of weeks. We played a game of Pandemic Legacy  and I had fun organising my brand new sewing box. I … Continue reading An Anniversary Post

I’m a Happy Writer

So I am trying out a new App called Fabulous, it's meant to help with motivation and forming positive habits. It worked for me today! Though I suppose that really isn't the purpose of the app. I'll see if it continues to work. Anyway, I'm pleased with myself today because as well as tidying up … Continue reading I’m a Happy Writer

Research

Today I worked more on the flash fiction. I was looking at the location of an ice rink, as set forth by the rules of this month writers forum. My mum loved Granby Halls, she used to go roller skating all the time. Looking into the history of the place it turns out it was built with … Continue reading Research

A Witch an Ice Rink and a Time Capsule

I'm going to give this Flash Fiction Competition another go. I'm not leaving this one to the last minute. This months entry is due on 29th April. I could attempt the one before that, but i don't do well with pressure. The theme is Keep it Light and the plot has to be taken from the Fiction Square … Continue reading A Witch an Ice Rink and a Time Capsule

I Forgot about The Deadline

Today has been a pretty good writing day. I was really struggling to write a flash fiction about a person with mental illness under the given specifications Writers' Forum gave (no internal thoughts, past tense and third person) I gave up on that piece for now. I rethought the brief. The location they give is a … Continue reading I Forgot about The Deadline