Sunlight glinted off the edge of the sword and shone directly into Viola’s eyes. She didn’t react in the way that the warrior was expecting as his many encounters with humans had made him predict. There was no fear or amazement in her eyes, she merely looked him over before turning her attention back to the garish window display she had been looking at. “You’re a little early for Halloween, but I suppose that we can still use you,” she commented. “There is going to be a tableau of different spooky figures and we can always include a figure of your physical size,” She grasped hold of his sleeve when he didn’t move, the action surprising him and said “Come on,”
Copyright Emily Morris 2018
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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