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