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Monday Minute Writing Prompt: Cliches In Fiction

A few days ago, I watched a YouTube video where a girl talked about all the cliches she couldn’t stand in Young Adult fiction. Listening to her list made me realize that I had a few cliches in my own writing and it reminded me of how easily we can use cliches without even being aware of it. So my writing prompt for today is: What cliches have you found in fiction and how do you avoid them?  Continue reading “Monday Minute Writing Prompt: Cliches In Fiction”

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Monday Minute: Ghostwriter

Who would you choose to write your story?

In response to The Daily Post’s Ghostwriter prompt for today: “If you could have any author–living or dead–write your biography, who would you choose?”

This is an interesting question because it’s food for thought:

What author’s style do I like? How would they portray me? Why would I pick this writer?

If I could choose any author–living or dead–to write my biography, I would choose Jane Austen.

Jane Austen

Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility and Northanger Abbey are two novels that stick with me. Her whimsical writing, likeable characters and clever humour are trademarks.

Jane Austen’s work is memorable and that’s why it still resonates today. I would want my story to be an engaging one, full of humour and captivating characters. I would want it to be memorable.

I would hope that Jane Austen would portray me in a positive way. She had a way of perceiving the folly and frivolity in people, and their unique idiosyncrasies. I wonder what funny quirks or frivolous habits she’d notice in me. I saw a lot of myself in Northanger Abbey’s Catherine Morland, so I think she could write my character well. I think she’d be perceptive but truthful in her writing.

Why would I pick her over any other?

She’s simply one of my favourite authors. She’s funny, she’s timeless and she’s perceptive.


Who would you choose to write your biography? Why?

 

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Monday Minute: Creating Inspiration

This past weekend, I was looking at some literary magazines and found one that I really liked. I even ended up buying an issue of it to read the submissions. After mulling over what I might want to submit to them though, I came up empty. Continue reading “Monday Minute: Creating Inspiration”

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Do You Ever Revisit Old Writing?

The other day I read an older piece of writing I had written a few years back.

Usually my response in these situations is to laugh and see how much I’ve improved since then. But I read it and felt somewhat satisfied with my writing. Continue reading “Do You Ever Revisit Old Writing?”