Author Interview at fantasybookreview.co.uk – David Bowen

Fantasy  Book Review author interview based on my ‘How Stories Connect Us’ questions.

http://www.fantasybookreview.co.uk/interview/2014/david-bowen/

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Writing 101, Day Eight: Death to Adverbs

Go to a local café, park, or public place and report on what you see. Get detailed: leave no nuance behind.writing-101-june-2014-class-badge-2
Write an adverb-free post. If you’d rather not write a new post, revisit and edit a previous one: excise your adverbs and replace them with strong, precise verbs.

I found this one a little hard, once I knew I was trying to write something with adverbs and I struggled to place them. Still unsure.

My journey for coffee from the local Cafe.

Caffeine’s Slave a Poem

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Writing 101, Day Seven: Give and Take

Write a post based on the contrast between two things — whether people, objects, emotions, places, or something else.writing-101-june-2014-class-badge-2
Write your post in the form of a dialogue. You can create a strong opposition between the two speakers — a lovers’ quarrel or a fierce political debate, for example. Or you could aim to highlight the difference in tone and style between the two different speakers — your call!

In today’s challenge I tried to work on the elements of dialogue & speech tags as referenced in the writing 101 articles and develop the contract between reading the conversation and inferring the context.

A Wookiee by any other name.

Tucked away in a dark corner of Chalmun’s Cantina the occupants of the booth stop their conversation as the bartender Wuhrer approaches. Looking down on the table’s residents he places hands on his hips, framing his ample stomach.

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Writing 101, Day Six: A Character-Building Experience

Who’s the most interesting person (or people) you’ve met this year?writing-101-june-2014-class-badge-2

Today, write a post focusing on one — or more — of the people that have recently entered your life, and tell us how your narratives intersected.

Tell us something about how their physical appearance shapes the way they act and engage with others.  Give us a glimpse of what makes this person unique.

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Writing 101, Day Five: Be Brief

You stumble upon a random letter on the path. You read it. It affects you deeply, and you wish it could be returned to the person to which it’s addressed. Write a story about this encounter.writing-101-june-2014-class-badge-2

I have taken a more offbeat approach to this challenge.  I have written it as a character who found and returned a letter which was addressed to themselves.  However, I think I failed in the concept of being brief.

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