A-Z April: Zany

Again, I lucked out when Hotberg suggested something for Z – to be fair, he was the only one, because again, there are NO WRITING STYLES for ‘Z’, so ‘Zany’ it is. Which is right up my street, in fact… So, zany gets defined as something outrageously silly or clowning, which is great, because for…

A-Z April: Yard Sale Advert

Yeah, yeah, okay so scribbling on pieces of cardboard is kind of cheating, but for you I’ll add some of the things I might sell, were I so inclined to purge and actually HOLD a yard sale. And I’d give half the profits to Laura for coming up with literally the ONLY ‘Y’ writing style…

A-Z April – eXpository: How I Write

Okay, you caught me – I’m cheating, because there actually, really, truly is no writing style at all in the whole, entire universe beginning with X. If you find one, a legit, in-English one, I will personally make you Quing* of the World for ten minutes. SO! An expository being something written to explain or…

A-Z April: Villanelle

There are those bonkers moments when someone comes up with something so truly outrageous, you find yourself in the middle of a sharp intake of breath before you’ve truly had time to process the moment. It was such a moment when I put out my cry for help to find 26 suitable writing styles to…

A-Z April: Urban Fantasy

Oh, do you remember what happened in my Cliffhanger? And how I was surrounded? Do you remember the darkness of Noir and the vile invention – the Bodysnatcher – which with beams too strong to mention perhaps undid a cyclist in the woods and turned her into dust, because it could – and merely to…

A-Z April: Telegram

My thanks to Jen, of Driftwood Gardens for thinking me into a T: Telegrams – the oldest form of text message, sent only in case of importance (for they were costly per word, and needed paring back to their most succinct), and often received under tragic circumstances, particularly in wartime. I looked at the date…

A-Z April: Review

When it came to writing a review which was a) not dumb*, b) about a ‘thing’ rather than another book**, and c) about something halfway relevant to my life, and the Blogosphere (I still want y’all to read this, and why would you, if it weren’t pertinent?), there was really only one thing I could…