Writing Step-by-step: writing a draft for critique

“A Corpse and a Ghost Flower” is the story I am submitting for my “Start Writing Fiction” course at FutureLearn. The story I’m sending or critique ended up being exactly 1 000 words long. You can read previous versions and character sketches by clicking on the links. This third draft doesn’t differ that much fromContinue reading “Writing Step-by-step: writing a draft for critique”

Writing Exercise – Writing Draft 2 of “A Corpse and a Ghost Flower”

Since posting the first draft of “A Corpse and a Ghost Flower”, I spent some time editing the story, which included adding a new part of about 150 words as well. Now I feel like it is coming together! A Corpse and a Ghost Flower Beneath the full moon the muted sounds and earthy smellContinue reading “Writing Exercise – Writing Draft 2 of “A Corpse and a Ghost Flower””

Writing Exercises — Writing Draft 1 of “A Corpse and a Ghost Flower”

This exercise is part of the writing course I am busy with through Future Learn. For my final story, I decided to return to Aidan Wright, and planned to write a story of about 6 000 words… but that will have to wait for Camp NaNo, as the story for the course may not beContinue reading “Writing Exercises — Writing Draft 1 of “A Corpse and a Ghost Flower””

Writing Update: End of May 2017

May has been a month of fiction started, but not necessarily finished. The reason for this is that the stories were written either for Patreon (part 4 of The Box of Secrets) or the writing course I am currently taking through The Open University and FutureLearn.

#AmWriting — Writing Exercises: Challenging Expectations

“Coming Home” forms part of the fiction writing course I am currently busy with. For this exercise you had to write a piece of between 300 and 500 words in which you portray a character in a complex way, going beyond the stereotypical portrayal.

#AmWriting – Writing Exercises – Writing Step-by-step: Dilemmas, Flaws, and Conflicts

This writing exercise forms part of the fiction writing course I am currently busy with. For this exercise I decided to return to the character Aidan Wright. In order for you not to have to scan back-and-forth between posts, I’m posting the two paragraphs about Aidan here again and the new exercise will then beContinue reading “#AmWriting – Writing Exercises – Writing Step-by-step: Dilemmas, Flaws, and Conflicts”