I started work on my Stage 2 outline for Deniable Unit 1 yesterday. I hadn’t read the Stage 1 iteration for ages, thinking it was going to 100% suck… it turns out only 15% made me cringe! Lesson learned: let your writing breathe for a bit—you might surprise yourself. #amwriting

Genre Scribes: Friday Fiction Writing Challenge #6 — Cardigan

Welcome to Week 6 of the Friday Fiction Writing Challenge! Here’s a complete list of all the posts so far. Feel free to join in.

This week’s random word is: Cardigan.

Huh, as words go, cardigan is a wee bit of a doozy. The first word that sprang to mind was boring—think stroppy teenager.  But, there’s something to be said about lackluster words, they really make your imagination work hard to get something juicy.

I set the timer for my five-minute sprint and crossed my fingers that I’d stumble upon something, anything, that I could work with.

Here’s my first sprint (meandering and unedited):

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Genre Scribes: Friday Fiction Writing Challenge #5 — Call

Week 5: Call

Welcome to Week 5 of the Friday Fiction Writing Challenge! Here’s a complete list of all the posts so far if you’d like to join in.

This week’s random word is: Call.

I didn’t have much time to dilly-dally on the challenge today. The site was down for a couple of days while I moved from wordpress.com to wordpress.org. So, I pretty much just got my head down and let my imagination do its job.

Here’s my first sprint (unedited):

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