On page turning #amwriting #amediting

Every writer reaches this point, I expect, sooner or later, when a decision has to be taken: continue the story, or close it, refine it, not just through careful editing, but perhaps rewriting too. After forty odd thousand words the story has its own momentum, and the characters their own agenda. Once one reaches the … Continue reading On page turning #amwriting #amediting

#AtoZAprilChallenge: Naturalism #WritersWednesday

 Naturalism in literature (from Wikipedia): “Naturalism was a literary movement or tendency from the 1880s to 1940s that used detailed realism to suggest that social conditions, heredity, and environment had inescapable force in shaping human character. It was a mainly unorganized Literary movement that sought to depict believable everyday reality, as opposed to such movements … Continue reading #AtoZAprilChallenge: Naturalism #WritersWednesday

#AtoZAprilChallenge: Fiction

 “Fiction has the interesting double sense of a kind of Imaginative Literature and of pure (sometimes deliberately deceptive) invention… A general use, ranging between a consciously formed hypothesis (‘mathematical fictions’ 1579) and an artificial  and questionable assumption (‘of his own fiction’), was equally common. Fictitious, from C17, ranged from this to the sense of deceptive … Continue reading #AtoZAprilChallenge: Fiction

#AtoZAprilChallenge: AtoZ!

 As in “A to Z April Challenge”: a somewhat futile, but popular, writing exercise of the early decades of the 21st century, practised by the so-called bloggers, on the (then) unregulated World-Wide-Web, consisting of “posting” titbits of nonsense in alphabetical order, mostly during the month of April. It may have been inspired by April fool-day?