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Friday, 4 May 2012

Topic Task Week Twenty-Seven

This has been a week full of deep thought and new idea development. I was asked the other day where do your ideas come from? To be honest, I don't know, they simply pop into my head and annoy my until I take notice. I've got the message and not only from these ideas. I'm going to be very brutal with one of my novels this weekend and do some serious re-structuring, plotting and re-writing. This will mean that I need to be even more vicious with my characters - some are for the chop. This is one of the projects that will be started this weekend.
Another is to type up and editorial notes and make various adjustments to a children's novel. This will be fun and once complete it will be off to to find a home. 
I'm still waiting to receive a response to the short stories I recently submitted. I'm slightly concerned that they may not have been read, as I added a read response link to the email. I've not had that notification yet. Note to self, chase this up. 

Right, enough of me. Lets get to the Topic Task. 

This week I'm giving you a choice of three titles. You need to select one that inspires and write a short story for a magazine. You will, of course, need to research the market for your work. Think about story length, house style and subject matter. Create a piece of work that you will submit to your chosen magazine, this of course can be an on-line or paper issue. Check out their criteria and work within the guidelines given. Writing to length is a skill ensure you adhere to requirements. 

1. Souls Dance in the Forest.
2. Soulful Eyes.
3. Soul-searching moments. 

So, what are you waiting for?

Get writing.

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