On Fridays, we like to share writing tips and tricks with our readers. We hope this section will encourage and inspire you to continually improve as a writer.
Writing Tip – Don’t Overwrite
Remember, you don’t necessarily need a paragraph describing the bus or a character’s kitchen, unless you’re absolutely sure such descriptions are necessary to the mood of your story. Otherwise, a long, unnecessary portrait will not only feel tacked on, but will surely bog down your readers. Always remain relevant and concise!
Writing Prompt – “Quitting Time!”
Imagine it’s your last day of work at the office, and you’re moving far, far away. What would you do to make yours memorable? Take the fish and ask who’s coming with you? Or quietly slip out the backdoor? Now, write a story or poem that captures your complex emotions on your final workday and the future ahead of you.