Browsing Archive: October, 2014

Ghosts Are Great!

Posted by JACCI GOODING on Friday, October 24, 2014,
So where do you stand on the whole Halloweeny thing? Do you see it as a celebration of our long forgotten Pagan and Druid ancestors, their ghosts roaming free until dawn, or the stuffing of small children with copious amounts of sugar and letting them issue menacing threats of violence against anyone whose door they happen to knock on? I know, bit harsh, but wouldn’t Hallowe’en be better spent telling ghoulish stories and scary tales, punctuated with the occasional jam sandwich and some ...
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The Short Story Dilemma

Posted by JACCI GOODING on Friday, October 10, 2014,
Fashionable?  Unfashionable? It didn’t seem that long ago that we were being told 'no-one reads short stories any more.'  Then someone invented an electronic reading device, someone else invented the term ‘flash fiction’ and voilà! short stories are back in vogue.  And probably bound to remain that way for the foreseeable future.  Which is good news for writers.
Some people are natural story tellers; the words flow easily and their ideas gurgle-up from a never-ending well of creativity...

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Inspired? Or Just Can't Be Bothered?

Posted by JACCI GOODING on Monday, October 6, 2014,

Tough one, this.  Got that novel idea all sorted, listed, flow-charted and designed in your head?  Good.  Or maybe you haven't.  May be you're wracking your creative space for something to write, and need that preverbal firework up the jacksy to get you going… well, you wouldn't be the first author to stumble over that damned Log of Obstruction.  Who left it lying around in the first place anyway, neatly placed for you to trip over when you thought the time was right to actually get on and ...


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