Fandango’s one word challenge – real

I enjoy being part of a writing group because it keeps my writing real. I can look at something I have written, and think there is nothing I want to change. Every two weeks a couple of us send in their prose, poetry, or parts of their novel. When you are brave enough to send it to the group, you await their critique, in a sense of nervous tension.

The trouble is my ideas far outweigh the reality of what is on the page. I imagine all sorts of scenarios for my characters, only for it to be shot down in flames. For example, in my opening scene, for my current work in progress, I wanted there to be an accident – well more murder – but to look like an accident.

I didn’t realise quite how difficult that could be – so it’s not quite back to the journal, but I need to do some research. What do I type into Google? I’m not really sure, but it would take some explaining.

Published by writerravenclaw

I am a fifty something mother of two grown up children, and one beautiful grandchild. I have been married for nearly thirty-four years. My first book was published ten years ago. I wrote my book Sticks and Stones because of my experience of being bullied at school.

3 thoughts on “Fandango’s one word challenge – real

  1. It’s helpful to read how others approach writing. Picking up one new idea is useful.
    I read aloud what I write and am constantly changing word position. It can make a big difference in poetry.
    I usually have about 25 edits in a WordPress post. Perhaps I’m not careful with the first edition. But I want it to be the best I can offer. And I think we must satisfy ourselves first. And then hope our audience enjoys. 🙂

    I enjoy your posts. ( Hope that satisfies you. 😉 )

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  2. Thank you, I enjoy your poems too. I must admit I don’t edit half as much as I should on Word press, but with my novels I tend to read through several times. I haven’t had a website long, but I am enjoying the word prompts and being amongst fellow writers.

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