Fiction

The End

Hi, everyone, what I’m posting here is the first draft of a short story (approx 3000 words) that I’ve been working on. The point of the project that I had set myself was to see if I could portray enough… Read More ›

Writing Flash Fiction

For those who don’t know, Flash fiction or the short-short story as it is also known, is a type of fiction writing that relies on brevity and can be read – or written I suppose – in a flash. Surprisingly, at least… Read More ›

Writing Short Stories

The first thing you should know before you begin to write a short story is: start in the middle! You might well be throwing your hands up in exasperation right now and saying to yourself, ‘well that’s just madness! Why… Read More ›

Further Writing Tips

Just when you thought that there could not possibly be another single writing tip in the whole of existence left unexplored, I come along and drop another six on you! So here we go with a ‘further’ six writing tips:… Read More ›

More Confused Words

Hello again everyone! It’s been a rather slow morning, creatively speaking so in hopes of jumpstarting my brain, here are some more of those words which look or sound similar but have entirely different meanings. Whether, Weather Whether: is used… Read More ›

The Three Act Structure

I’ve written before about story structure and about how I structure my own stories, but I thought that I would talk a little bit about another useful (if a bit more complicated) way of structuring your story elements, the Three Act Structure…. Read More ›

Building a Story

In my post about Story Structure, I talked about the six main elements or structural points I use on Freytag’s Pyramid. Here are those points with a brief description (as I understand them) of what they are: Exposition This is the… Read More ›