FAIRYTALES WITH BITE
When In Doubt looks at editing as my motto when deciding whether something should go into a story or not is when in doubt, leave it out. If I have to think too hard about whether something should go into the story, then I inevitably won’t put that in as it will not weave seamlessly into what is already written. I share what I do in the way of editing here too.
THIS WORLD AND OTHERS
What I look for in a story applies across all story forms. I list five different things here though the biggest and most important one (for me anyway) is any decent story has to have strong characterisation. Do you agree with my list? Can you add to it?
I discuss what, for me, makes for a good writing session. Short post tonight.