One of the writing groups I’ve been a member of, set the task of how to introduce characters into a story.
These are three of the ones that I came up with
Shuffling steps over the threadbare carpet, accompanied by the deep bone rattling cough announced the arrival of Frederick Lane. His entrance caused a round of applause to erupt in the crowded room. His eyes welled up with tears, as he took in the large banner hanging on the back wall reading Welcome Home, “Welcome Home Captain,” He saluted in response to his daughter’s words, a smile bursting to life on her chubby cheeks.
Clouds raced in across the periwrinkle blue sky, turning it a murky shade of navy in seconds, and then the rain cascaded down, soaking the sunseekers who lay supine on the white sand. Curses rang out from people of all varying nationalities but the most vividly colourful ones came from a toned Hungarian.
The crunching of brakes rang out in the quiet street, as Janet Kelly swerved to avoid the skeletal cat that had rushed out into the road. The noise of the grinding gears, and the loud curse even got through the sleeping brain of her passenger: DC William Leaford, and he awoke with a grunt.
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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