I came across this quote yesterday (thanks to Judy Reeves):
“Writing is not a visual art. It is a symphony, not an oil painting. It is the shattering, not the glass. It is the ringing, not the bell. The words you write make sounds, and when the sounds satisfy the readers ear, your writing works.” Gary Provost
……and that’s why it’s so important to read your work out loud to yourself 😉
The Thesaurus must surely be the most powerful writers tool (apart from paper and a pen). I have one as an app I use on my iPad. Bloody handy I must say……why say red if you can say crimson? Why say walked if you can say shuffled?
Good writing (IMO) is all about the image you create for your reader, to draw them in.
Sooooo, I’m creating a list of words that excite me…..wish me luck 😉
Today’s prompt was about someone reading a poem. I’m beginning to get increasingly concerned that because my stories are so dark, I’ll never have anything to submit to the women’s magazine market. So today I thought I’d try me hand at a bit of romance. It went quite well, I’m kinda pleased, and it was prompted by Sally Quilford’s recent blog post.
So perhaps I can actually write something a little more lighthearted 😉
Today’s prompt is write about bad blood lol….oh dear, it looks like I’m back to the dark side 😉