Tag Archives: fiction

Wild horses…

… wouldn’t drag me to… where or what? These wild horses are in the Carpathian Mountains, but they could be almost anywhere. There’s a story here. The horses’ story? Told from their viewpoint, maybe? These horses share their space with … Continue reading

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Blood-red nightmare

Have you had a nightmare like this? Who’s after you? Where is this? Will you wake up, or is it real?

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Breathless adventures

It’s a steep climb up that hill… and what lies waiting in the barn? Who’s going to be ready for the surprise? Can they cope with the resulting events? Who’s going to be the hero (or heroine)? Who’s going to … Continue reading

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Want an English name for your character?

Old English names have seven basic sources. Immigrants to the country over the centuries have brought fresh names with them, of course, so today England is peopled with a global spectrum of names, but if you fancy something traditional, have … Continue reading

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Travelling to your story

The whole process of travel – on public transport, not in a car – is fraught with opportunity for storytellers.  Four flights and two train journeys in three days have made me think about the possibilities for mystery, murder, suspense … Continue reading

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Unlocking creativity

It’s always there. We all have it, in bucketloads. Getting at it is not always easy, as the previous posts showed. I get too many ideas to handle, but when I try, or think about it, my imagination is shoved … Continue reading

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Ideas for a Valentine story – what’s missing?

The product of five minutes’ thought just now: 1. The 10th anniversary of a murder. Woman was stabbed while walking to a restaurant to meet her fiancé. Man was convicted and put away, but it was the wrong man. The … Continue reading

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