Each post for the A to Z Challenge is the challenge I set for myself.
|Becoming a page was the first|
stage on the path to becoming
|F is for FINISHING.|
When it comes to writing, I think F is for Finishing and not letting your focus fizzle out in the face of the shiny, new idea.
HAL LONGLEAT AND THE TROUBLE WITH TRUTH
Hal shook his head. He’d seen pages around. The ones at Brockley Castle served at Lord Courtney’s table, they learned to read with the priest and trained to fight on foot and on horseback too. Usually, pages arrived to begin training when they were seven years-old. He was already ten.
Hal frowned again. People were either servants or masters. Pages were the sons of knights and lords. He was a servant. That was his place in the world.
Could YOU have been gifted with the ability to identify and eliminate weak and brittle phrases from your work? To the uninitiated, these interlopers look like quality imagery.
CLICHÉ RAIDERS: REWRITE!
• fast and furious
• fate worse than death
• fighting fit
• fish out of water
• flog a dead horse
• forlorn hope
• fraught with danger/peril
• frenzy of activity
• from the sublime to the ridiculous
• fullness of time, in the
FOR F, I CHOSE FINISHING. WHAT IS THE SUBJECT OF YOUR F POST?