brake break

I must admit I wasn’t too happy with the result of my ‘genre fiction assignment’ for this week’s class.

I suppose the idea itself is good and I can probably keep working on it, which is basically what I’ve decided to do for this year’s NaNoWriMo. To be honest, it feels a bit like when I was writing fantasy stories in my pre-teens, very much inspired by Ursula le Guin and C.S. Lewis and what-have-you.

Anyway, for next week we were asked to write a story in the 3rd person and 1st person. You can read it on my Wattpad account here.

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written on the nose (with permanent marker)

The challenge for Monday’s class in Creative Writing was really inspiring! I set about writing…after thinking about it for 5 days.

See what I did there? I fooled you into thinking one thing and then pulled the rug out from under you.

This is what I want to do with this assignment. And the trick is to not make it obvious from the very start. The trick is to lull the reader into thinking the story is going one way, perhaps a happy and beautiful way and then – BAM! – it’s not.

Sorry, I’m giving it away now, I realise as I type this post. I’m ruining the element of surprise for anyone who will eventually (possibly) read that text later on. Or at least I’m telling you that there will be a turn of events somewhere in the story and then you will be sitting there wondering when and where and how and –

Damn.

But I do so loathe the obvious.