Daily Archives: 28th June 2013

The exercise in our Thursday night writing club was this. We were given a prompt, which is a line to begin writing with. After a minute or two of writing, the prompter interrupted us with another prompt, which we had to immediately insert into the story and continue writing. The […]

How not to do flash fiction

The Neverending Story by Michael Ende My rating: 5 of 5 stars It’s official. The Neverending Story is my favourite novel ever. I first learned about this book when I saw the film of the same name – a film that I thought was pretty awful, I’ll have you know. […]

I wished it would never end

One thing I was taught in screenwriting class was that you had to hook your audience in ten minutes or less. If they aren’t on your side by then, they probably never will be. Since Copout was originally written as a screenplay, popular movies gave me some inspiration. For instance, […]

Opening with action