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The Love of Dance

Saturday, 23 February 2013

Looking back or a moment to go forward.

A week of writing small scenes but important sections which, I hope, will enhance the manuscript I am working on. It is often the little details that make the difference to the chapter. However, these are the pieces that make it come alive and aid in developing the characters and the world they are living in. it is important to get it right that is why, working and re-working is always a must. 

This week I'm giving you a sentence to get you writing. From these few words you need to write a piece of writing that will bring out the emotion of the work. Who the characters are is up to you, so is the way the story starts and ends. 

The chair had gone, been removed - it wasn't right it wasn't right at all. 

This piece of writing needs to make your reader feel the emotional pull you want from them, but remember not to make it contrived. Small, tender touches that will mould gently is what is needed. 

I hope you enjoy this writing prompt. So what are you waiting for? Get writing. 

Sunday, 17 February 2013

When it all goes wrong...

Last week we were looking at writing about love and romance. This week we are keeping the romantic theme, but this time we are looking at what can go wrong. This is your chance to get mean and nasty.

Below is a scenario that you are going to write about. Show the complications and fall out that takes place.

Your character has given all the required delivery details to the florist, but unfortunately the assistant has written down some of the details incorrectly and the bouquet goes to the wrong address? Think about the scenarios that this could invoke. How this turns out is up to you, but make it real.

Remember to use the feelings of all the characters involved.  Is the recipient of the bouquet called by the same name as the person it was supposed to go to? Are they married? Do they believe they have a secret admirer? And what is happening to the correct recipient of the bouquet? Are they expecting them? Are they oblivious to the bouquet until they see the sender or hear from the sender? What do they do?  These are only a few thoughts to help you along.

This could end up happily, or in bloodshed, you chose, you write, but most of all have fun with it.

So go on, get writing. 

Thursday, 7 February 2013

With a romantic touch.

Sorry for not posting last week, but this machine has a mind of it's own and chooses to crash when it feels like it. This is the first time I've managed to get on for a week. Thankfully I can send messages to you via twitter so keep a look out for @SKFWriter on twitter.

With Valentines day coming up next Wednesday, I thought it was the right time to think of those wonderful moments of love. Below are a few suggestions for you to attempt.

1. A short piece describing the challenge of your character trying to get their intended valentine to notice them. Remember to add all the bells and smells to bring the writing to life and the resolution  well that is up to you.
2. A short piece describing an old couple trying to celebrate valentines day. This could be light hearted or deep. The couple could have health issues that will effect what they do.  Remember to add all the bells and smells to bring the writing to life and the resolution  well that is up to you.
 3. As valentines day is often thought of as a dreamy poetical time, I thought it would be good to attempt the following: A romantic poem - A humorous poem - or a poem taking a look at love thought the years. 

Hopefully this will give you a lot to get your teeth into. I will, of course, aim to post again next week, but I'll keep you posted on what is happening via @SKFWriter. If you're not following me yet then now is the time. 

So go on, get writing.