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Just a reminder – if you know how to make a big impression with a few words – I WANT YOU to submit your original work to The Short of It!

I’m accepting creations all year round. Accepted work will be featured here. Ultimately, the goal will be to publish an annual anthology. Please feel free to share this with anyone and everybody you know who is interested in creating micro-poetry or short pieces of writing. More information about the submission guidelines can be found by clicking this link.

Looking forward to reading your masterpieces! 🙂

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EDC Writing – Imagined Real

Beaconsfield to Marylebone

Maidenhead to Paddington

Windsor to Waterloo

lines in, and out again

Exeter from all begun

Devon left, half century on

 

River Thames meandering

fields beside, counties bridged

Buckinghamshire, Berkshire views

English ways, getting there

London, underground, overground

buses, walking, taxi hailed

 

Platformed faces, street eyes, busy

the suit, the dress, jeans, short skirts

all shapes, legs that go on, and on

smiles, few since the Olympics, wrong

seats offered, asked if okay, hand held

strangers, friends, would be lovers, strays

 

Wake, early morning, kettle on, need tea

still dark, recalled, sub-conscious scenes

write, behind the eyes to laptop screen

edit, rarely, as is, simple, concise, rhythmic

interpretation, your mind, what you see

life, relationships, imagined, real

Call for submissions: update

Still time to submit your writing to Free Verse Revolution for the January theme -‘Earth’

FREE VERSE REVOLUTION

Dear readers & contributors,

January is proving to be a long month on FVR and so submissions have slowed down.

I still have 6 spaces left for contributing writers and I would love to fill them with your work!

If you are interested please see the guidelines on our submissions page.

The theme is Earth but your poem or prose can be loosely linked, the theme is just a starting point. I accept previously published pieces too!

In the event you have already contributed this month, I would appreciate it if you could share this post. Thank you!

Happy writing!

Kristiana

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EDC Writing: Blog Break

I’ll be taking a break from blogging for a few weeks – posting on this blog and at the Go Dog Go Cafe – and interaction with other blogs.

I’m fine, but need to step back from blogging life for a while to finish a couple of writing projects; one a novella, the other a book of lines and poetry.

My best wishes to you all – good luck with all you do – I’ll be back for sure!

Eric

Creating Atmosphere In Fiction – by Esther Chilton

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!

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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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