Almost every year for the past ten years there has been a Hysteria Writing Competition. Back in 2012 it was for short stories and poetry and has since then included flash fiction. And every cover reflects one of the category winners entries.
According to T. S. Eliot “Good writers borrow; great writers steal.” so this month we’re on a journey to borrow and perhaps steal from the greats who have gone before us as we are inspired by their greatness.
Location, location, location. That’s the tile of a TV series about moving house. But it equally applies to writing. The location of a whole book, poem or even just a scene can make or break a readers experience of your writing.
How does time affect a story or a poem? Perhaps it’s in the cadence and rhythm, perhaps it’s in the backwards and forwards between timelines. Or perhaps it’s simply the passage of one era to the next.
Can we be inspired by being in the same location as a great writer? That’s the question I’d like to ponder with this week’s writing prompt. How might the late great Agatha inspire you to dissect what happens on this cliff top walk on Burgh Island?
Experience is an important element of any story. And this week’s word square is designed to get you thinking about the more prosaic experiences that are the meat and two veg of anyone’s life.
How often do you look up? Think about it, really think about it. We are so used to looking down at phones or devices. People are frequently looking ahead to see where they are going. Occasionally we look to the right or left because we’re chatting with someone beside us. But we rarely look up,…
I don’t know about you but I often happen across random ‘things’ that are out of context and this week’s photo prompt is no exception.
Everything starts somewhere and this month I’m exploring the idea of new beginnings and in this word square you have a lot of opportunities to think about your own new beginnings too. In this one, simply choose one word from each column and create an introductory sentence for a short story, flash fiction or a…
This week is a photo prompt. You know the drill by now. Take a look at the photo and write the first sentence or paragraph that comes into your head.