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Tuesday, 1 May 2012

Blog - 01/05/12

This month I’ve been working on the specific short story competition entry. The main research stage is finished and I’ve started to write the first draft so hopefully, just maybe, I’ll be able to finish it before the deadline. I’ve been guilty of investing a lot of time in developing other stories again though so it hasn’t gone as far as I’d have hoped in the time I allocated. For now though all attention has been switched to the ‘Three Words’ post short story.

There were three entries this time round all with different words so the result came up a tie and I chose to go with Chris’ suggestion of NECROLATRY, LAMPADOMANCY and WERGILD. I’m not ashamed to say I had to look these up, and once you do too you’ll see it could make for quite an interesting story, so thanks Chris for the great suggestions! I’ll have to start with another research session before I actually start writing but it’s always good to broaden your horizons and write about different things, plus it could provoke ideas for other pieces of writing so diverse entries are most welcome in the future! I promise I’ll stick to this one project, but it may be a while before you see anything. I guess by now you’d know that anyway.

A quick note on the ‘Three Words’ posting. I had a friend tell me they were unsure about entering because they needed to make some form of account to post, but there is the option to post anonymously if you don’t want to. I may have to reconsider how to enter in the future when there is a higher volume of entrants to prevent tactical voting but for now it’s easier to leave it.

Don’t be put off if your words aren’t chosen either. I start getting ideas as soon as I read them so it may help spark something elsewhere. There’s nothing stopping you posting your words again next time round either so you may get another chance to force them through. I haven’t written a lot of Flash Fiction yet either so I might use one runner up for that each time.

Not a lot else to say this month really so I shan’t. Buh-bye!


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