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Through

238 through 108853Throughout my adult life I’ve known I should think things through more, before I say something I shouldn’t. But I’m a waffler through and through – open my mouth and out it comes, out through my cake-hole.

Actually I don’t remember the last time it saw any cake. I even resisted a whole stall of it at a literature festival last weekend. And I’m through with diets – none of this high protein, no carb or salad fads. I see right through them.

I’m off to Tesco as I’ve worked my way through my Weight Watchers ready meals and flavoured water.

So I’ll end this piece here before you see right through me.

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How hard can that b-

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA“What you doing?”

“Writing flash fiction. Micro fiction, actually. Maximum 55 words. Look.”

“How hard can that b… Oh. Ouch. Painful.”

“It is. I think Austin’s grinning right now, knowing how tough this month’s is.”

“Good luck. I’m making hot milk. Want any?”

“Fab. Thanks.”

“Good for your brain.”

“Mmm, right.”

“Big mug coming up.”

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Write what you know

235 police car 839062I’m not in the mood to write today. Not sure why, it’s a mild day, albeit a bit damp, and my feet are soggy but it’s not raining so I should take advantage. Can’t write if the paper gets wet and then I’d wish I could.

And I have deadline. What was it Douglas Adams said? Oh yes, he loved the sound as they wooshed by, or something like that, but I stick to mine.

So, 3000 words by midnight. Yep, I can do that. I’ve done it every NaNoWriMo for the past five years, but any topic? That’s hard. I prefer being given a theme, or a prompt at least.

Oh look, boy, there’s a blue flashing light… and another… three? Come on, Toby, pick up speed.

I’m not one to rubber-neck but they say to write what you know.

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Spice of life

I can do it. I’ve been doing it but my brain hurts. ‘It’ by the way is writing a story a day, for my blog.

Some people think I’m mad, got better things to do, but we should be writing something every day, shouldn’t we? Us writers. 300 words daily is 100,000 words a year, a bit over, but who’s counting?

228 spice of life 196018They say variety is the spice of life. ‘They’ clearly aren’t writers because it’s a cliché and we’re told to avoid them… er, like the plague.

Variety is good though, so I have a different format for each day: sentence start on a Monday, five keywords every Tuesday, and so on. Today’s Wednesday so it’s a monologue.

I’m pretty good at talking to myself but wasn’t sure what to write about today. Not really for any reason than I started treating my writing life like a day job. You know; 9-5, concentrating on things that would make me money, so my head’s full of that.

I just have to avoid the ping of the emails, the numbers indicating updates on Twitter and Facebook until my lunch break. It’s only taken me a year since I quit my job to get my act together, encouraged by a crime writer friend. Second opinions are always invaluable.

So the clock’s ticking (quite literally – there are two in my office alone).

As for the monologue, I’m sure I’ll think of something.

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Morgen’s Online Novel Writing Group

Morgen’s Online Poetry Writing Group

Morgen’s Online Script Writing Group

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Just getting started

221 60 55576260-word monologue! Seriously? I’d only just get started in that amount.

Couldn’t pick a subject that I could waffle on. ‘Talk for England’ as the saying goes.

I’m English. Middle England, like the Hobbit… or was that Middle Earth?

Presumably if I was another nationality, I’d talk for that country instead.

As for foreigners living here, don’t get me started.

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I welcome items for critique for the online writing groups listed below:

Morgen’s Online Non-Fiction Writing Group

Morgen’s Online Novel Writing Group

Morgen’s Online Poetry Writing Group

Morgen’s Online Script Writing Group

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Getting to seven

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAWhat was she expecting, asking such a stupid question. Who’s the fairest?

Of course I’m not going to say her, The Queen, especially since she’s had all that Botox.

Not that she smiled anyway.

I was brought up to not to lie and I’m not going to start now.

Now Snow White’s not around, I have less people to choose from, but even Grumpy’s prettier.

“On pain of death,” the Queen threatened, clearly forgetting that I’m a mirror. I don’t have feelings. Shatter my glass and it only means that she can’t look at me… which between you and I wouldn’t be a bad thing.

The Prince is taking his time. He’s supposed to wake her up – Snow White, not the Queen. Ew, what a horrible thought.

That would round off the fairy tale nicely, but he’s forgotten his sat nav and is doing circuits round the M25. Thinks he’s Lewis Hamilton or that Button fellow.

Still, he’ll get here soon enough, kiss Snow White and she’ll come back, get rid of the Queen then we can have decent conversations like we used to, or play that game where you have to name all the dwarves – she might even get to seven this time.

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As I post an interview a day (amongst other things) I can’t unfortunately review books but I have a list of those who do. If there’s anything you’d like to take part in, take a look at Opportunities on this blog.

I welcome items for critique for the online writing groups listed below:

Morgen’s Online Non-Fiction Writing Group

Morgen’s Online Novel Writing Group

Morgen’s Online Poetry Writing Group

Morgen’s Online Script Writing Group

Morgen’s Online Short Story Writing Group

We look forward to reading your comments.



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