From where he’s standing she’s not remotely close…
Would she with him? She did.
He’d love her in ways she’d never been … she couldn’t take the risk
An excellent guest post by Esther Chilton – I’m slightly nervous writing this as Esther is my editor – a mistake here and there could create an atmosphere – but there never is with Esther – okay the odd well disguised sigh maybe!
Today, I’m delighted to welcome Esther Chilton to my blog.
While I’m putting the finishing touches to my next short story collection, Esther kindly accepted my invitation to write a guest post. This is a must-read for anyone who is in the process of writing fiction, whether it is for an upcoming book, competition, for publication in a magazine, or as a blog post. Esther gives lots of great writing advice and tips over on her blog.
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To be successful, a short story or novel needs to develop a strong sense of atmosphere. This draws your readers into your story so they can imagine this world you are creating. It also sets up expectations for them and gives them information about the characters they’re likely to meet in your story.
Here are some ways to help you ensure your readers feel as if they’re right there alongside your…
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He took her reason … filled her up with his
Prerequisite … drill then screw. Nailed it.
He thinks she’s told him everything … she’s only just begun.
He slips up … she twists it
She wasn’t like the first time … she made him last
He swore … she didn’t need to