The girl standing at the door was completely incongruous with the surroundings of the old-fashioned dish pit, and in an addled Turkish-coffee-and-sleep-deprived moment, Shea forgot that it was rude to stare.
Even the three crows arguing in the old Dutch Elms quietened. The pétanque players were gone, the rings and weighted balls stowed away neatly. No sounds of children, no passerby, no baby carriages, no dog walkers.
A quick update on where I’m at with patron rewards after a heartbreakingly terrible summer; announcing a handful of openings to the Writing Corner if you’re already a blog patron; and offering a few calming photos I took this summer to be used as desktop or phone backgrounds, if you so wish!
The schedule for the May 2022 Writing Corner is up!
The schedule for the April 2022 Writing Corner is up!
This March, I share with my patrons an attempt at a short piece of autofiction (fictionalized autobiography). My goals are to experiment with polyphony and scene transitions between overlapping memories.
At the request of my patrons who suggested we tackle Setting in the Writing Corner, I prepared in-depth notes on world-building, including a section on troubleshooting setting, a vocabulary guide, & 5 writing exercises (including prompts) to practice writing about settings. Available as a PDF, too!
The schedule for the March 2022 Writing Corner is up! Patrons: don't forget to sign up to the Discord if you haven't already.
"I heard a noise, high and disturbing, utterly unfamiliar. It was coming from a huge truck parked a few metres ahead of us..."
While so much of writing is an often-relentless solo journey, there is no reason to go it alone without any backup!