Here are some more of the stories, that I came up with when doing the exercise about introducing characters
- “How can I stand here and not be moved by you?” the raspy voice on the radio strikes a chord with Charles Dove, as he watches Aella Love shift in her sleep, her thick dark curls spilling over the navy pillow case.
2. “Aunt Kitty!” Anna’s voice cut through the sound of Count Basie playing in the back room. Kitty lowered her paintbrush and turned to face the sixteen year old, her fingers stained with the same blue paint which speckled her face.
“Hey Anna!” her whole face lit up and she moved to give Anna a hug, before she realised that she was covered in paint. Kitty moved back towards the easel, setting the paintbrush down in the small resting tray.
3. The door swung open and Sara Locke walked through “Have you ever tried the cherry bakewell Muller Corner?” her chubby cheeks flushed when a gale of laughter exploded from Andy Sheffield, who was sitting a few feet away at his desk, and she looked straight at him for the first time.
4. The quartet caught David Cope’s eye the instant that he entered the drawing room, no actually that’s not quite accurate. The first thing that he saw was the deep forest green of Abigail Scott’s dress, the material swaying daringly as she danced, her cheeks flushed by the unfamiliar thrill of being so close to Phillip Tate: the butcher’s son.
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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