“Sir?” the voice broke through Jake Ross’s daydream, and he turned to glance at the hovering waitress, who was offering the plate full of spaghetti with a shy smile.
“Oh sorry,” swiftly Jake shoved the papers he had been working on, to one side, stacking them neatly so that she had plenty of space to set the plate down on the metal table top. “Thanks,”
“No problem,” the waitress smiled before walking away, her pen poised in preparation for the nest customer’s order.
Jake had barely started to eat, his hunger not allowing him to wait for his daughter any longer, when Sara dropped into a free seat at the table. Her hair was a bright shade of scarlet, a unwelcome change since the last time that he had seen her, and he sighed when he saw just how many shopping bags she was holding.
I'm a thirty something woman who lives in the north of England. I have been a writer for as long as I can remember, creating stories both written and verbal since childhood. While studying at Edge Hill College, I got several poems published by a small publisher in the USA, and in Europe. I have been part of several writing groups, and done quite a few courses in a attempt to hone my writing skills further. I love reading different genres of fiction, knowing that the best way to develop my own writing, and my vocabulary is by exposing myself to the different ways that other people choose to describe things.
The most recent writing course that I've been part of, run by a published author, included a exercise in which we were challenged to read things that we would never usually even look at.
It inspired me to take up a challenge. Namely to attempt to read at least one book by every author which is stocked in my local library. I soon realised that I was being far too ambitious, especially given the fact that every library rotates their stock too often for me to keep track.
I've decided to instead attempt to read a book every day, starting with a author whose surname begins with A, and ending with a author whose surname begins with Z. It doesn't matter what the topic of the book is, or if it's fiction or non fiction, everything is useful for me at the minute.
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