Sunday, 28 August 2011

Naming my short story

One subject I am doing at uni—a fiction writing subject—requires that we write a short story (3000 words) and submit it to our peers for critique. It's great to get feed back on your work, in this case a story that I had lost faith in. A story that everyone else liked. It's still in the drafting process but I'm looking for a name. It's a story about change, inspired by Kafka's 'Metamorphosis'. But instead of changing into a giant bug, my character changes into a vampire. It seems that in writing most of my stories lately I am having difficulty with coming up with a title. I would love to find an exercise or tool that helps me with this.

Tuesday, 16 August 2011

To write

Sometimes is seems such a chore to write, then at others I wish I could forget about the world and just write. However life has such a big demand on my time—leaving less time for writing.
At uni we are writing stories for a fiction subject. We post our stories and our peers give us feedback. It is such a great way to improve your story and therefor your writing. The comments I am currently receiving for my story are giving me great ideas about how to make it better. If you are a writer I suggest joining a group or having someone who can critically look at your work and offer insight.