#WIPJoy Day 7: Share advice that helped you as a writer.
“If you want for inspiration, you are not a writer, you are a waiter.” ~ Dan Poyner
“Don't use adjectives which merely tell us how you want us to feel about the thing you are describing. I mean, instead of telling us a think was terrible, describe it so that we'll be terrified. Don't say it was delightful; make us say delightful when we've read the description." ~ C. S. Lewis
“Poetry is an echo asking a shadow to dance.” Carl Sandbing
“VERY IMPORTANT! Resist the urge to tell your friends and family what you are writing about." ~ Andy Weir - The Martion
"Assume 70% of everything anyone writes is bad. Then try to refine the 30% that's good." ~ Stephen Dubner
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As she descended the staircase, she gave the man in the fedora a flirtatious glance. The man tipped his hat in her direction with a sly grin. He downed the last sip of his Bronx and donned his leather gloves.
She asked the host to dance with nothing more than a bat of her lashes and a doe-eyed look.
The man in the fedora ransacked the master bedroom with all of the caution of a master thief.
He could imagine the headlines when the press caught wind of the biggest caper of the century; 'With nothing more than a glance shared between strangers, the valuables and the suspects vanished.' Read more
Next #WIPjoy challenge, introduce your main character with a line.
Instead of telling him how she felt Sihara said, “It amazes me how graceful someone can be when they are dancing with something as destructive as fire.”Read more
Click on the title of each of the stories below to read them on my blog for free!Read more