Opening lines are worth their weight in chocolate. Okay, no, let’s not get crazy. We need to nibble on that chocolate while we’re reading! Today “A Drift of Quills” are taking a look at favorite opening lines—and why we love ‘em.
A Drift of Quills: Fiction Shots #5— It’s flash fiction! Three different stories inspired by one picture. This round, we’re inspired by a cityscape and a little side trip to our previous works.
Dealing with novel challenges is nothing new for A Drift of Quills. Here’s a day-in-the life: "What has been the biggest writing challenge with our current novel?"
Crow here, taking over for the sluggard otherwise known as Robin Lythgoe. She was going to post something about alleged “good things” out in the internet. (She’s explained what that is, but I keep picturing the Beisyth Web, and that thing was nasty. Ask the dragon it hit. Oh, wait, you can’t. It’s no longer breathing!)
Face it—nobody likes a one-star review, whether we’re authors, parents, [...]
So here I am, using the NaNo cattle prod to pump out some volume, rebelliously attacking a current work in progress. I never really think of myself as a rebel, but in this case I apparently qualify. I even have a badge to prove it.
Stories uncovered! Secrets revealed! Sounds like an article straight out of the tabloids, right? This first-Friday A Drift of Quills are looking at the way people, news stories, or current events play a role in our works. Are we under the influence of current events? How do we use it?
Today A Drift of Quills are looking at writerly things. We’re writers. It happens. We're breaking out the ol' writerly toolbox and taking a peek inside. I don’t know about you, but as a reader I love learning about how my favorite authors work and what they like to use. And read. And see. It makes them more whole in my mind’s eye (if that makes sense).
Hello, and welcome back to A Drift of Quills! This month we are answering questions about character creation and keeping track of our collection of people…