Does the title count? – #writing 101


"There. It's done. One hundred word flash fiction" I said. "Err … actually … it's a hundred and four" he said, the smile spreading across his face. "Count them. A hundred and four." "No, there were ninety-eight until I added the two 'buts' and that made one hundred, exactly." It was my turn to smile. … Continue reading Does the title count? – #writing 101

Writing and Not Writing – #writing101


What do you do when you're not writing? How do you reset and return to this dashboard, refreshed? What do you need in your day-to-day life to maintain balance: Running? Yoga? Gardening? Painting? Cooking? Well I basically get on with life. Writing is something I do to fill a gap in the day, but it's … Continue reading Writing and Not Writing – #writing101

Update your readers over a cup of coffee – #writing 101


Hmmm, I thought when I saw this. It's not something I would normally do. Then I decided to 'think outside the box' as the saying goes. So this is my imaginary video conversation with an imaginary friend. “Well hello there. Finally got this video call thing working. Thanks for the help.” “No, no I was … Continue reading Update your readers over a cup of coffee – #writing 101

Reinvent the letter format – #writing 101


Dear Knees, I appreciate that you may be feeling a little left out at the moment and I know you're missing the cod liver oil capsules. However I feel that you may not be aware of the reasons for my discontinuation of that Omega 3 supplement that you so cherish. I am unsure if Brain … Continue reading Reinvent the letter format – #writing 101

Hook ’em with a quote – #writing101


“Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.” ― Oscar Wilde “Well,” she asked. “Did you get it?” She knew the answer before he spoke. “Of course you didn’t. How could you? Dressed like that!” “Like what? What’s wrong with the way I’m dressed?” he said as he looked down at his feet. “Cheap. That’s what’s … Continue reading Hook ’em with a quote – #writing101

The space to write #writing 101


What are your writing habits? I don't really have any particular habits. Unless I'm taking part in one of the WordPress challenges, I write whenever the fancy takes me. However, I suppose that I usually write, when the rest of the family have gone to bed or on a Sunday What equipment or supplies do … Continue reading The space to write #writing 101

Let’s be social – #writing101


https://twitter.com/GoogleExpertUK/status/642085324949209088 I have been a huge fan of Judy Garland for many more years than I care to remember. There are many words and statements that are attributed to her and I think a great number of them were possibly the studios putting the words into her mouth. However this one became her voice, I … Continue reading Let’s be social – #writing101

A story in a single image – #writing101


He stared at the window. That was the only way. But it was impossible. Even if the window was open, he had to get out of the bed. Could he somehow break the bindings that prevented him from moving. Then to climb up to the window, he would need to move the bed. A plan … Continue reading A story in a single image – #writing101

One word inspiration #writing101


When I saw todays topic, I groaned. I find it quite difficult writing to a prompt. I have tried many online creative writing courses that try to inspire 'creativity' by the use of prompts. All have failed up to press. I even had an app on my tablet that 'produced' a daily prompt. I just … Continue reading One word inspiration #writing101

Why do I write – #writing101


Why do I write? I've never really given the subject much thought. Well that is until today. I've thought about it a great deal. What conclusion have I come to? I suppose I could come out with all the old clichés … 'I write to express myself!' … 'I need to leave a presence!' … … Continue reading Why do I write – #writing101