FLASH FICTION - COLIN 101
Please take a minute to read Colin's piece of flash fiction. The rules of the exercise are: write 101 words in ten minutes. I think you'll really enjoy it. It's a great achievement. Thanks Colin.
"We're running out of time, Jake!"
Jake looked up at the old clock, clunking away the seconds. Meanwhile tumblers clicked softly in his earpiece. Jake's brow was wet.
"Stop jumping around, Debs, you're makin' me nervous!" Then he smiled, turning the iron handle.
"He'll be back any moment..."
The safe creaked open. There it was. Thick and bulging, the manila file was clearly marked "Sebastian Brodski". Jake grabbed it. His eyes caught the glint of a gun. Should I?
"Bloody hell, Jake - wadda we want that for? Don't you think we got enough trouble?"
The office door swung open.
To mark the 25th anniversary of the WWW festival, the organisers held a Word Circus. This was a non-ticketed event that gave a platform for writers and performers, agents and publishers to give talks to festival goers, free of charge. It was an ideal moment to get, at first hand, advice and details about writing and the book industry.
The focus of Friday's sessions was the process of writing.
Having just completed Phase 2, Newton Abbot writers - Blanche, Helen, Norrie, Isobel, Colin, Tracy, and Sue (not pictured) are about to embark on a new frontier: Phase 3 - we will be focussing on their own compositions in the sessions and concentrating on improving individual techniques.
This will be the culmination of two phases of a creative writing course which has focused, to a large part, on the techniques of great writers, and other just plain good writers. What we have discovered is that great prose is really quite a pure thing, it doesn't strive to be clever or literary.
So, this is good news - all we have to do, to be a great writer ourselves is keep our writing as clear and concise as possible.
WATCH THIS SPACE FOR SOME SENSATIONAL FLASH FICTION FROM THE NEWTON ABBOT GROUP
Writer and creative writing course teacher, Benedict Brooks invites you to share in his story and progress to becoming a successful author.