Alphabetti Spaghetti – Word Game

This time, the story (based on a version of the 7x7x7 exercise) incorporates seven words beginning with B. They each have seven letters, but I broke the rules a little this week. I went over my 700 word limit by 27. It’s also based on a character from the Collective series, and I will be … Continue reading Alphabetti Spaghetti – Word Game

Alphabetti Spaghetti – A pasta free word game!

  After reflecting on my A to Z challenge (I know, I know, I was supposed to provide evidence of those reflections…say in a post for example!). Ahem…anyway… It occurred to me that I need to work on my writing muscles, since my exercise regime is somewhat lax at the moment (okay, fine…I’m not great … Continue reading Alphabetti Spaghetti – A pasta free word game!

Zoning out #AtoZChallenge – Peculiar ‘Pen fellows’ – Quirks only a writer can understand

  Zoning out  Today's letter was always going to be a challenge (though I'm thrilled I made it to the end) because zoning out isn't exclusive to writers. Our minds wander, it's just the way it is. Sometimes we zone out by choice, by necessity, or because we don't even realise we're doing it.  I'm a dreamer … Continue reading Zoning out #AtoZChallenge – Peculiar ‘Pen fellows’ – Quirks only a writer can understand

Your sins will find you out #AtoZChallenge – Peculiar ‘Pen fellows’ – Quirks only a writer can understand

  Your sins will find you out  Creating a whole new world can be incredibly gratifying. It can also be terrifying. You have a responsibility to all who live in it. The decisions are yours, you preserve the history, the governance – it's all yours. And, okay, this might be an imaginary world so the … Continue reading Your sins will find you out #AtoZChallenge – Peculiar ‘Pen fellows’ – Quirks only a writer can understand

X Marks the Spot #AtoZChallenge – Peculiar ‘Pen fellows’ – Quirks only a writer can understand

  X Marks the Spot We're not going to talk about how tenuous a link today's title is. Nope, we're going to skip right over that! Whether you're the type of writer who plans everything to the last detail, or merely follows a loose outline, there will be a point when you have a particular … Continue reading X Marks the Spot #AtoZChallenge – Peculiar ‘Pen fellows’ – Quirks only a writer can understand

World Weavers #AtoZChallenge – Peculiar ‘Pen fellows’ – Quirks only a writer can understand

  I've touched on this topic more than once during the challenge, but it's worth expanding (don't worry, I'll keep it short!)  World Weavers Today is about getting stuck in the worlds we create, and how this translates to both our work and home life. One of the things that can happen, when you've been … Continue reading World Weavers #AtoZChallenge – Peculiar ‘Pen fellows’ – Quirks only a writer can understand

Vain attempt at humour #AtoZChallenge – Peculiar ‘Pen fellows’ – Quirks only a writer can understand

  Vain attempt at humour  Aspiring writers are often told to write about what they know, and certainly the things they enjoy. Being ourselves, being free to explore, is both a wonderful and scary experience. Writing can be very personal. It's like giving others a view into our soul.   When it comes to humour, it can … Continue reading Vain attempt at humour #AtoZChallenge – Peculiar ‘Pen fellows’ – Quirks only a writer can understand

Under no illusions #AtoZChallenge – Peculiar ‘Pen fellows’ – Quirks only a writer can understand

  Under no illusions  When my cousin was younger, she had an imaginary friend. Her parents would even set an extra place for her at the table. I remember wondering what my own dinner table would look like if I invited all my imaginary friends – the ones who follow me around in my head.   … Continue reading Under no illusions #AtoZChallenge – Peculiar ‘Pen fellows’ – Quirks only a writer can understand