Monday, May 29, 2017

Elspeth's Writing Sheep

The Writing Sheep posts, by British playwright Elspeth Futcher 

  1. The first instalment of Elspeth's Writing Sheep, in which the sheep point out to the writer that time spent on Facebook might not be time well spent.
  2. October's Visit to the Writing Sheep, featuring the first appearance of Nigel, the British sheep.
  3. The Lighter Side of Editing, in which the sheep express their desire to drive a red car. 
  4. Shear Your Darlings, because how can wool get made into stylish garments or accessories if it stays attached?
  5. Pay Attention! Give your writing the respect it deserves.
  6. Shakespearean Writing Encouragement, because it's time to get to work.
  7. Your Writing Style: Are You a Lion or a Lamb? Do you 'roar' through your first drafts, or are you a little fearful of the blank page?
  8. Writers Write, in which the sheep explain that going around in circles will make you dizzy.
  9. Dialogue Tips from the Writing Sheep: Good dialogue is indistinguishable from normal conversation. Except all the boring bits are cut out.
Elspeth Futcher is a bestselling author of murder mystery games and playwright. She has been the top selling author at since 2011. Her British games are published by Red Herring Games in the UK. Her latest game is "Which Guide Lied?" Elspeth's 'writing sheep' are a continuing feature in the European writers' magazine Elias and also appear on this blog from time to time. Connect with her on Twitter at @elspethwrites or on Facebook at Elspeth Futcher, Author.

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