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The Fiercesome Writer

Okay, so I made that word up.

As a writer, you should not be fearsome, as in causing fear. But one should be fierce. You should be Fiercesome. It's a state of writing fiercely. Akin to killing your darlings.

This blog will focus on short fiction and picture books writing. That's what I do. And the two are, well, cousins. Not directly the same family like siblings but close enough that they share some of the same genetic code.

So what do they have in common?

- Get in and get out.

Start in the action, move your characters through their issue and get out.

- Limit your characters

You only have limited space so character development is not an option as in novel writing.

- Be a Brutal Editor

Cut, cut and then cut some more. Short fiction and picture books rely on minimal punch in minimal words. Choose wisely.

- Create Imagery

"Be the ball" works for writing too. Be your characters. Be in their space. If you can do that, your writing will immerse your readers, whether your story is 200, 500, or 1,000 words.

So welcome to The Fiercesome Writer's first post. That's why it's so short.

Get in and get out.

Watch for tips, writing advice and interviews.

Please subscribe on the Blog Homepage so agents and publishers see I actually reach more people than just my family. I won't spam you or sell your email because I wouldn't want anyone to do that to me. I'm not fierce that way.

But otherwise remember,

in all things, be fiercesome.

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