Hello everyone! Well, it’s that time of the week again. Over here in the UK, we’ve had a heatwave, and it’s been lovely to have some rare sun. Last weekend, we couldn’t have asked for better weather for going out on the Polruan pilot boat and scattering my fiance’s father’s ashes. His whole life was at sea, firstly as a submariner, and latterly as a boat pilot at the local harbour. And the boat we went out on happened to be the last boat he’d piloted before his retirement. What a great send off. Sunday saw more family hellos and farewells and more great weather. On Monday, I saw a physiotherapist about this pesky back issue, and she wants me to have an x-ray of my hip, as she identified a problem there … oh, the joys of ageing, lols. On the positive side, it is getting looked into, and my back pain is much less this week, although I’m still having to be very careful. As promised in the comments on last week’s Week in Review, I posted the 1500 word story I came up with from my first time playing with Storymatic. If you missed that, you can find it HERE. Mid-week, I drew another four cards, and those prompts are:
- Person with a devastating secret
- Plastic surgeon
- Awkward hug
- Phone calls aren’t returned
Oh, have I had some fun with these! My story from the prompts comes in at a little under 2500 words 🙂
On a funny note, life certainly can be stranger than fiction. The other night, I queued a whole boxset series to download. It should have been 30 in all (10 X 3 series). One missed, and we had 29. When I went to find the errant episode and re-queued it, guess what its title was? …. A Glitch in the System!!! lols. You couldn’t plan it better.
That’s it from me for now. Have a fantastic weekend everyone 🙂
FROM STORY EMPIRE
How To: From Word to Book by little ole moi … all about the hidden formatting in MS Word and how to work with that to best format your book.
When You Hit a Brick Wall by Joan Hall
Television and the Craft of Writing Fiction by All of us on Story Empire!
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How to Write a Book and Stay Focused from Just Publishing Advice
Occupation Thesaurus from Writers Helping Writers … some great resources on here.
Dive Deep into Dialogue from Writers in the Storm
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Wax On Wax Off from Writers Helping Writers … areas to polish in your manuscript
An Addict’s Take on Writing Contests by Tracy Brody on Writers in the Storm
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