I know that some people start writing at the end of a story, some in the middle, and some in the beginning. I usually have the "middle" in my head and then come up with a beginning and end as I go…Continue
"I wish I could write out of order comfortably. I'm doing a little bit of a better job, but if I don't have a beginning in mind I just can't start on an idea, even if it's a strong one. I guess I feel like if I…"
"I usually start at the beginning, but I have infrequently began at the end. I don't care for that, though, because I feel endings should have some kind of impact, which I can't connect with properly if the characters and I…"
"I tend to have the ending in mind but always start at the beginning. The most difficult part, for me, is I sometimes get so excited and anxious, I want to get to my favorite parts and of course this cannot happen without the rest of the tale."
"It all starts with a scene in my mind... it could be anything...its like a thread I find and trail behind it to find my way to its source/wealth like from one of my story, I 'saw' her stepping out and gazing up at the sky. A single drop…"
I know that some people start writing at the end of a story, some in the middle, and some in the beginning. I usually have the "middle" in my head and then come up with a beginning and end as I go along. How about you?See More
"I love very short fiction and this is great!
My daughter who is ten (and usually far more cheery) wrote this when we played 6 word stories and I've never topped it:
Happy ever after hardly ever happens."
I'm still working at the story-a-week thing, and keeping up with it so far. One thing I'm wondering is who I should show them to to get feedback. Some of these I want to put in the novel/collection…Continue
Okay, I know that there are about 3 instances where you'd regularly use italics in fiction: showing foreign/made-up goblidigoober words, "indicating mental thoughts" and putting stress on words being…Continue
Do you send everything you complete off for publication? What's your written/submitted ratio like? What do you consider a successful percentage? Or do you go for quality over quantity! (I mean…Continue
I just completed, as near as I can tell, my first book: a collection stories disguised as a novel. I do currently have a working title that I was initially happy with, BUT it may now be too obscure or inapplicable.
The title as it is now is "The Psalterdemalion." This is a combination of two of my favorite words: Psalter, which is a small book of psalms, and Tatterdemalion, which is a man dressed in multicolored rags and tatters. My thinking was that the man character, a story thief,…
On the 1st August 2015 a special night had arrived for seventy-five year old Robert Harris and his seventy-two year old wife Barbara. Robert was nattily dressed in a blue suit and Barbara looked elegant in a long flowing…
So I've got my stories together for my first collection, and am currently working on the connecting narrative. I haven't even thought yet how I'm gonna get this published. Gotta start thinking what I need to do.
Mark stood on a sea cliff top. A wave below roared in and sprayed out a ferocious impact. Its retreat left a glistening carpet of foamy shale. To his left, a slender figured girl appeared, dressed only in a skimpy black nightie. Her blonde…